From the archives: A quiet month's edition so below are the Contents from the May 2008 issue.
Macrophotography of soap bubbles - Michael Much (USA) presents some attractive examples with details on how to prepare the soap films and photograph them.
Miracles. Chapter 2 -
Gilpin (USA) describes and illustrates examples of these microorganisms.
Dispersion staining -
Robert Pavlis (USA) provides an introduction to this technique and shows an example of its application.
Microcitations. An annotated collection of microscopic footnotes - Manuel del Cerro (USA) and Lazaros C. Triarhou (Greece) share some interesting reflections on microscopy from past and present.
close-up view of the anemone
Johnston (Canada) illustrates the
attractive features of this plant on
the macro and microscopic
Another microscope camera review - Bill Resch (USA) assesses a camera commonly available on eBay.
Nineteenth century British microscopy and natural history: Part 5 - Richard Howey (USA) continues his series on fascinating aspects of old journals.
Customizing a stereo 'scope for archaeological studies - Ian MacGregor (Canada) describes modifications to his Zeiss stereo and shows a design for a homemade subject manipulator.
Off-axis COL update - Paul James (UK) shares observations on his further studies of a variant of COL using a 40x objective in particular.
close-up view of the wildflower 'common mallow'
- Brian Johnston (Canada) illustrates
the attractive features of this wildflower
on the macro and microscopic
A crystalline herbal and bestiary: A
journey to an alien world Part 4 -
Howey (USA) continues his
illustrated fantasy where
the author visits an alien planet with
a local host describing its exotic
fauna and flora.
Gallery: Further images of whole insect mounts and other arthropods - David Walker (UK) uses a 35 mm film scanner to image large subjects mounted on microscope slides.