MICSCAPE - Exploring the miniature world
: October 2015 (ISSN 1365 - 070x) Monthly, next issue November 13th 2015.
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Next month's issue is our formal 20th anniversary issue since we started in November 1995.
The 'Hudson Transparencies' - The University of Exeter (UK) possesses 58 large transparencies (96 x 76 cm) designed to be backlit which were made by Charles T Hudson (of 'The Rotifera' monograph fame which he co-authored with Philip Henry Gosse). An on-line gallery of all the transparencies, many of which are rotifers, are shared and catalogued on the website. The introductory web page includes a portrait believed to be of Hudson (shown below), the first the Ed. recalls being published of him.
Images above shared with the kind permission of Dr. Robin Wootton, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter who photographed and has written a paper on the transparencies for the Transactions of the Devonshire Association. Left above, transparency RJW33 showing two views of a rotifer with two other familiar microorganisms. Right above, a portrait believed to be of Charles T Hudson.
Recent book ''Eye of the Beholder. Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and the Reinvention of Seeing" by Laura J Snyder. Pub. April 2015 in UK by Head of Zeus Ltd., 432pp with eight B/W and colour plates. It presents their parallel lives and work while both were living in Delft and 'How a great artist and a great scientist transformed the way we see the world.' (Quote from the dustcover. Link is to publisher's catalogue entry.) The Ed. is currently enjoying reading a copy. Currently available used at Amazon UK Marketplace from £6 cf the list price of £25.
Prof. Brian J Ford's 'Critical Focus' feature in 'The Microscope Journal' Subscribers to the quarterly journal will be familiar with Prof. Ford's regular feature and the wide ranging topics, often challenging and sometimes controversial, which he covers. The author has generously shared these columns written to date on his own website in a downloadable pdf format.
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