The Microscope and How to Use It

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486225753
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/1970
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 577,999
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.08 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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
INDEX
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