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In nontechnical language and with 119 photographs and drawings, the author clearly explains how a microscope works and what kind to use; how to adjust the instrument; and more. At the same time, Stehli shows how to prepare the objects being examined; how to use chloroform; and much more.

Table of Contents

FOREWARD

1. THE MICROSCOPE AND ESSENTIAL TOOLS

    How a Microscope Is Constructed

    Preparation and Auxiliary Tools

    "Cleaning of Coverslips, Slides and Lenses"

    Care of Other Tools Used in Microscopy

2. HOW TO USE THE MICROSCOPE

    Adjusting the Prepared Object

    How to Get the Best Lighting

    Examining and Positioning Preparations

    Changing Objectives

    Learining to See with One Eye

    "Seeing "Flies"

    Drawing Microscopic Objects

    Fifteen Working Rules for Beginners

3. EXAMINING SIMPLE PREPARTIONS

    Table-Salt Crystals

    Air Bubbles

    Potato Starch

    Onion Skin Plasmolysis

    Cotton

    Nettle Hairs

    Canadian Waterweed

    Spurge

    Cells from Inside the Human Cheek

    Milk

    Blood

    Sperm Cells

    Human Hair

    Feathers

    Cleaning of Slides and Coverslips

4. INSECT PREPARATIONS

    Killing with Chloroform

    Butterfly Scales

    Butterfly Wings

    Mouth of June Bug

    Eyes of the June Bug

    Sting of the Honey Bee

    Legs of the Honey Bee

    Gizzard of a Cockroach

    "Fleas, Bedbugs, Lice and Gnats"

    Mites

    Storage of Permanent Preparations

5. EXPLORING A DROP OF WATER

    Diatoms

    Diatom Preparations

    Spiorogyra

    Mounting in Glycerin or Glycerin Jelly

    Water Fleas

    Microaquaria and Hay Infusions

    Paramecium

    Rotifers

    Euglena

    Amoebae

    Fresh-Water Polyp

    Preparing Dye Solution

6. THE STRUCTURE OF PLANTS

    Moulds

    Moss Leaves

    Male Fern

    Sectioning with a Razor

    Care of the Razor

    Cornstalks

    Cleaning Preparations

    Iris Leaf

    Orange and Lemon Peel

    Nucleus Divisions and Giant Chromosomes

    Storage of Fixed Plant Materials

    Handling Fresh Sections

    Detection of Fat

    Detection of Vitamin C

7. THE MICROSCOPIC STRUCTURE OF ANIMALS

    Snail Tongues

    Liver Flukes

    Fish Scales

    Fish Blood

    Dissection of a Frog

    Frog Blood

    Ciliated Epithelium of the Frog's Mouth

    Striated Muscles

    Smooth Muscle Fibers

    Columnar Epithelial Cells

    Nerve Fibers

    Intestinal Infusoria of a Frog

    Cartilage

    Bone

    Bone Section

    Pork Liver

    Liver Clamps

8. BACTERIA

    Dyeing Bacteria

    Use of the Oil-Immersion Objective

    Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria

    Sulphur Bacteria

    Dyeing Bacilli Spores

9. MICROPHOTOGRAPHY

    Lighting

    Apparatus for Microphotography

    Light Filters and Lighting

APPENDIX - MICROTOME TECHNIQUE

  Fixing

  Dehydration and Paraffin Infiltration

  Embedding in Paraffin

  Mounting and Trimming the Block

  Embedding in Celloidin

  The Microtome

  Cutting with the Microtome

  Subsequent Handling of the Sections

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486225753
Author:
Stehli, Georg
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Stehli, Dr. Georg
Author:
Stehli, Dr. George
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Microscope and microscopy
Subject:
Microscopy
Subject:
Microscopes
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
Electron Microscopes & Microscopy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19700631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 0.41 lb

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