The shar-pei of protists - Richard
Howey (USA) shares an essay on this fascinating genus
of amoeba, illustrated with striking images.
Geometry and Pattern in Nature 2: The holes in radiolarian and diatom tests
- Christina Brodie
(UK) discusses the amazing microstructures of these organisms
beautifully illustrated using her own drawings.
On old books and a bygone
era - Ian Walker (UK)
celebrates the fine illustrations and writing style of Victorian
books on microscopic life by sharing a selection
of quotes and illustrations from his favourites.
A close-up view of the unusual wildflower
"common milkweed" -
Brian Johnston (Canada) continues his series on the macro
and microscopic opportunities offered by common plants.
full size field microscope - Chuck
Huck (USA) shows his neat conversion of a functional Graf
Apsco secondhand microscope into a field microscope.
annotated list of books from a North American microscopist's
library - David Richman
(USA) presents a valuable list of his favourite microscopy
books with particular reference to the N. American fauna
personal review of the Motic DigiScope 300 LED field microscope with digital camera
Walker (UK) assesses this versatile compact
optical microscope with 20-100x magnification, still/video
capture and measuring software.
Society news: The Reading
Microscopical Society (UK) are holding their
annual Convention on Sat. March 12th and
all are welcome. The meeting will include
exhibits, lectures & equipment sales'.
For details please see this
document which includes an application
form. Information kindly supplied by Kit Brownlee.
news: 'Soft-walled foraminifera' are
found living 11 km deep in an ocean trench.
BBC News web site article 'Life
flourishes at crushing depth'. Also
see CNN News web site article 'Organisms
living miles under the sea'.
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