peek into nineteenth century microscopy - Barry
Miller (USA) relates how an earlier Micscape article prompted
feedback and insight into the life of the American lecturer and microscopist
F M Kendall.
An insect garden in
New Mexico - part I - David
Richman (USA) begins a fascinating series describing his creation
of a natural habitat in his back yard for insects and
studies of the insect fauna that he finds there.
these microfossils - Jamie
Wood (New Zealand) would value some help on identifying
a microfossil and microfossil fragment found in glacial
A tantrum regarding
microscopy books - Richard
Howey (USA) comments on the high prices of many introductory
and specialist books on microscopy and gives advice on searching
out affordable examples.
A gallery of
photomicrographs - Brian
Johnston (Canada) shares an attractive series of images
using polarized light and other lighting techniques.
Macrothricidae: Ilyocryptus sordidus - Howard
Webb (USA) describes and illustrates an interesting species
of water flea which he collected from the Mississippi River.
macro experiments using crossed polarizers - Ian
Walker (UK) describes a simple and safe lighting set-up
that could be used e.g. for children to have fun with the
colourful effects created when suitable household objects
are viewed through crossed polarizing filters.
'n cheerful phase contrast with a LOMO Biolam or similar
- David Walker (UK) illustrates how competent phase contrast
microscopy can be enjoyed on a typical student microscope
at modest expense.
articles - contributors sharing their wider interests in nature, the
landscape and photography:
filters to small digital cameras - Ian
Walker (UK) shows how a simple adaptor made from e.g. a 35mm
film canister can be used to safely mount filters on
digicams with unthreaded lenses. He uses his Canon Ixus
400 as an example.
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