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Exploring the miniature world

Issue 47: September 1999. Next update October 13th.

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Image right: attractive diatoms taken through the Hensoldt Tami portable microscope. 
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Introduction to microscopy - an exciting new suite of pages for the beginner with introductory illustrated articles by Wim van Egmond and Jan Parmentier, Netherlands. Includes links to other Micscape articles.  'Micro flowers' - a new section on the Microscopy UK site to encourage an interest in the smaller flowers we often take for granted. Compiled by Anne Bruce, UK. Please send in your images!
The minimum microscope -an illustrated look at the Hensoldt Tami portable microscope ca. 1920's, which is still a very functional instrument. By Martin Mach, Germany. Guess what's in this jar? - Richard Howey, US takes a humorous look at the perils of mislabelling jars but with a serious message. Includes advice for preserving specimens.
Cleaning and adjusting the Open University McArthur portable microscope- Guido Santacana, Puerto Rico provides a clear description with many illustrations of how to service this amazing microscope. Poppies- an attractive flower when viewed in close-up with plenty of features of interest. By John Garrett, UK.
New microscopy diary pages - Thomas Aungst, US shares some of his recent delightful observations and drawings of freshwater life. Biological polarized light microscopy - cross polarised light can reveal fascinating aspects of live creatures, e.g. the muscles of Daphnia. John Wojtowicz, US shows how.
Freshwater shells - a look at some of the attractive shells large and small that inhabit freshwater. By Helmut Nisters, Austria.  UFO: unidentified floating object - Bill Ells, UK studies the fascinating algae Oedogonium.
Microscopic freshwater crustacea - a superbly illustrated look at some common types of crustacea. By Wim van Egmond, Netherlands. Life in the torrent - a fascinating insight into the aquatic moss Fontinalis, and the invertebrate community it supports. By Bill Amos, US.
Book review: 'The Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope'- an attractive and informative book for youngsters, but just as useful for enthusiasts of any age starting out in the hobby. We are delighted to receive contributions small or large, from novice to expert. If you have an image, tip or article, why not share it, this magazine is what you make it! Have a chat with us, to see how we can help share your work.

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