(1) Modern Textile Microscopy (2) Textiles and the Microscope


    FIBRES, like most things, need both to A be looked at and looked into, if the best is to be made of them. For thousands of years we were satisfied with the unaided human eye and ‘visible’ lightsuch natural equipment still suffices, or is made to suffice, for general industrial purposes but lately we have begun to make use, not only of the microscope, but also of the ‘light’ of the X-rays. The immediate result has been, of course, to show how little we understand well about fibres, those elongated structures that are so common a feature of the architecture of living things; but we are making good progress, and the times are full ready to receive an authoritative statement on the present position of textile microscopy.

    (1) Modern Textile Microscopy.

    By J. M. Preston. Pp. xi + 315. (London and Manchester: Emmott and Co., Ltd., 1933.) 15s. net.

    (2) Textiles and the Microscope.

    By Prof. Edward Robinson Schwarz. Pp. xi + 329. (New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1934.) 24s. net.

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    (1) Modern Textile Microscopy (2) Textiles and the Microscope . Nature 134, 122–123 (1934). https://doi.org/10.1038/134122a0

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