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Nature volume 142, page 664 (08 October 1938) | Download Citation



THIS is a new edition, combining Mr. Conrad Beck's two previous books on the microscope, one elementary, the other more advanced, with the addition of much new1 matter, but, by judicious elimination, without increase in size. The information given is clear and lucid, and can be understood by anyone having but an elementary knowledge of optics and mathematics. The beginner will appreciate the directions given for the care of lenses and instrument, and for illumination and technique, the important subject of dark-ground illumination being dealt with at some length. Chapter iii, on apperture and resolution, gives full details on these important subjects, without a knowledge of which the microscopist cannot hope to obtain the best results, or correctly to interpret his observations. Other chapters deal with the photometry of the microscope, microscope stands and accessory apparatus, micro-projection, lens testing and polarized light as applied to the microscope.

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