An Introduction to Microscopy

The light microscope is an instrument that is available to almost everyone. For a reasonable price you can obtain a good instrument. The following pages introduce you to the world of the microscope. You will get information about the instrument and about the subjects you can study through the microscope. Further links direct you to many articles that appeared in the monthly web magazine Micscape.

The History of the Microscope

Simplified help on buying a
microscope, how to use
it and what to look at.

Pond Life Identification Kit
Virtual pond dip

Insects and other Arthropods

More advanced help on
Buying a Microscope
and how to use it



Wim van Egmond 1999

Image microscope Hans van Eijk


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