Skip to main content

The Microscope Past and Present

Pergamon International Popular Science Series

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 1968
  • Author: S. Bradbury
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 3 8 9 7 - 8

The Microscope: Past and Present discusses the best methods of using microscope. This book presents a concise account of the development of this valuable tool, which is used at… Read more

The Microscope Past and Present

Purchase options

Limited Offer

Save 50% on book bundles

Immediately download your ebook while waiting for your print delivery. No promo code is needed.

Book bundle cover eBook and print

Institutional subscription on ScienceDirect

Request a sales quote
The Microscope: Past and Present discusses the best methods of using microscope. This book presents a concise account of the development of this valuable tool, which is used at some time or another by almost every scientist. Comprised of seven chapters, this book begins with an overview of the factors that stimulated the rapid progress in microscopy. This text then describes the immense importance of the work of Robert Hooke in the development of optical devices for assisting the human eye. Other chapters consider the different types of compound microscopes and describe the single-lens or simple microscopes. This book discusses as well the development of the mechanical aspect of the microscope that resulted in a vast increase in the professional use of the microscope. The final chapter deals with the development of electron microscopes. This book is a valuable resource for medical students, scientists, and specialist workers in all fields of industry.