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With a simple microscope and this book you can embark on 59 exciting adventures in the natural world - make discoveries about the structures of numerous microscopic animals; find out what everyday objects and foods really look like at the cellular level; learn how to prepare specimens and slides. 142 illustrations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486234717
ISBN-10: 0486234711
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 137mm x 13mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1980
Country of Publication: United States


US Kirkus Review » This should open up a whole new world for the boy or girl with scientific bent. First there's a description of a microscope, its parts, how to use it, how to prepare a home laboratory. Then, in successive experiments, with readily available material, vegetable, animal, mineral microscopic life is studied. Foods, household substances, things found alive in nearby streams and marshes, woods and fields and gardens, all yield specimens which any child could gather. The chapters are short - one to each experiment. But through each one, basic lessons are learned so that the beginner will be prepared to go by himself to further research. An excellent first book, which could be followed by Frank Thone's The Microscopic World (Messner). (Kirkus Reviews)

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