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This month sees Micscape Magazine crowded with fresh articles from generous contributing enthusiast microscopists from around the world.  We would like to give them a special thanks for sharing their workl here freely. Micscape Magazine.

 

  
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MICROPOLITAN
MUSEUM

Our stunning Micropolitan Museum created by, and curated by Wim van Egmond from The Netherlands
PIPPA'S
PROGRESS

A complete resource for young people who own a microscope and don't really know what to do with it.
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YEARBOOK

Our physical yearbook is one of our ways of preserving the contributions made here. Take a look.
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LIBRARY

Micscape Magazine Article Library: thousands of articles from previous issues of Micscape Magazine.
ONLINE MICROSCOPY SHOP
Managed by Brunel Microscopes, it offers everything you to practice Enthusiast Microscopy
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IRINA
Irina lives in Russia and produces beautiful insightful videos and photographs of ants, wasps and oither tiny forms.
WIM van EGMOND
The stunning home site of Wim van Egmond. World ackowledged as a major and significant talent and conributor to the study of Microscopical forms
3D MACRO-SCOPE
Stunning 3D close-ups of insects and other small critters. No 3D glasses required!
OUR BOOKS
We publish our very own books styled towards amateur microscopists. Our books cater for children, beginners, and experienced enthusiasts.
FLOWERS
Nature and flower lovers adore these macro images and flowers. All with a brilliant account of their processes and beauty.
PHOTO
MICROGRAPHY

Lots of articles here to get you started photographing or digital 'snapping' what you see down a microscope.

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AND COURSES
Few training facilities exist to help the enthusiast microscopists so here is an opportunity to get friendly training with a trusted veteran of microscopy.
Courses are designed for enthusiasts!
THE SMALLEST PAGE ON THE WEB
Introduction to the microscopic organisms like bacteria, and others you can find in a freshwater pond. Comprehensive guide! Great for anyone starting out at looking at pond life.

 
THE WORLD
OF CRYSTALS

Crystals are beautiful forms to grow and photograph under the microscope. Be stunned by the profound beauty of Brian Johnston's crystal gallery.
POND LIFE IDENTIFICATION KIT
Looking at things for the firsttime in your pond? Let Wim help you identify them here.
AN INTRODUCTION TO MICROSCOPY
Let our set of primers introduce you to using a microscopy and the fascinating world it reveals. It doesn't matter if you are very young, just young, or an adult. If you are starting out, this is for you.
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Take a virtual pond dip in our virtual pond and see what lives within.
BEE
KEEPING

Bee keepers use microscopes to help maintain their bees This is one of the best resources online for bee keepers (Norfolk Honey)
SEM
IMAGES 
 by Dennis Kunkel
Fantastic images taken with a scanning Electron Microscope from our friend and contributor to our 3D microscope in Hawaii - Dennis Kunkel.
3D ONLINE MICROSCOPE
A 3D microscope where you can load specimen slides online.

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Micscape Magazine

Origins of Microscopy
by Wim van Egmond

September 7th was Van Leeuwenhoek Day.
Text and images by Wim van Egmond, Netherlands

Acrobat pdf version. This can be freely distributed and used for educational purposes. For commercial use of text and/or images, please contact the author.

Email: egmond AT tip DOT nl

On September 7th we celebrated the discovery of the micro world. On September 7th, 1674 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek wrote the letter to the Royal Society that contained the first description of microbes. It's the discovery of the micro world, the birth of microbiology.

We celebrated Van Leeuwenhoek Day by taking out our microscope to a local pond or lake, filled a bottle, made a slide and showed everyone who was passing by - the wonders of the micro world. With a microscope anyone can make discoveries. In case you don't have a microscope, just use your imagination and celebrate the day microbes were discovered in a way you feel is appropriate. And don't forget to share it.

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Above: Where I all began.

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 Vickers Monocular

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From AROUND THE WEB

Here we present all kinds of odd things from around the web. Some related to microscopy, others not. Curated by Mol Smith and aimed at the curious mature mind.

The secret life of fungi

Ten fascinating facts

They're all around us, in the soil, our bodies and the air, but are often too small to be seen with the naked eye. They provide medicines and food but also wreak havoc by causing plant and animal diseases. According to the first big assessment of the state of the world's fungi, the fungal kingdom is vital to life on Earth.Yet, more than 90% of the estimated 3.8 million fungi in the world are currently unknown to science.
More...
 

NEW INSIGHTS ON VIRUSES

Viruses are ganging up to hide themselves from our immune system. New research will change our ideas about viral infections.
Read more here...

 


 

GRAND ILLUSIONS
We certainly think that the Grand Illusions web site and their curious products are always worth a mention. Especially for people with curious minds. This month, they present
The Baird TV...


BIRD MAGNET?
Birds can sense Earth’s magnetic field, and this uncanny ability may help them fly home from unfamiliar places or navigate migrations that span tens of thousands of kilometers.
See how...


 MICROSCOPIST'S HOLIDAYS
In many western countries, especially in highly built up areas, there is a huge decline in the insect population. Microscopists and lovers of the natural world can no longer readily find the variety of insect life to study. So, how about a microscopist's dream holiday? After visiting a country in Europe, I was staggered to find a Garden Of Eden  for such folk. The country? Bulgaria. And it's one of the best places to go to for a holiday with a macro-camera or portable microscope.
See why here...


Chalk under a Scanning
Electron Microscope


This picture was postedin the facebook Amateur Microscopy group. I thought it particularly beautiful due to the symmetry seen. Click on it to see it bigger.


 

 


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