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Complete book of the microscope
“A very stimulating book, which at the same time puts the microscope in an historical context.”
Dr. Dagan Jenkins
276 x 216mm
Illustrator: Kim Lane, Gary Bines and Peter Bull
Kirsteen has been at Usborne since 1997, coming from a background in music, education, and religious publishing. In that time, she has written and edited over 300 titles, ranging from board books and flashcards to dictionaries and encyclopedias, on themes as diverse as chess, vampires, gerbils and microscopes. Most recently she has been busy writing practice, puzzle, sticker and activity books to engage, entertain and educate children at all ages and stages.
Winner - Rhone-Poulenc Junior Prize
Celebrating the best in popular science writing.
I really enjoyed the interactive nature of this book. The basics of using a simple light microscope are described, and a variety of tutorials are given through the book. These include methods for preparing microscope slides and staining them to highlight particular structures. But it’s not just limited to microscopes – readers are instructed on how to make simple agar plates to grow bacteria from their fingers or food, and on how to find miniature fossils and make your own crystals. This is a very stimulating book, which at the same time puts the microscope in an historical context.
Dr. Dagan Jenkins
This fascinating book features stunning photography showing a huge range of subjects - bed bugs, hair, watery minibeasts and more...shows so well just how much there is to explore through the microscope.
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