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Kirtland Community College Library QH 205.2 .L54 2015 30775305490709 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780198701262
  • ISBN: 0198701268
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 136 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-129) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Microscopy and the discovery of a new world -- A spectrum of microscopies -- Light microscopy : from Abbe to superresolution -- Identifying what we see -- Electron microscopy and the dawn of atomic resolution -- The electron microscopy of surfaces -- Magnification by other routes -- The impact of microscopy.
Summary, etc.: Using light, electrons, or X-rays, microscopes today form a vital tool not only in biology but in many other disciplines, including materials science and nanotechnology. In this Very Short Introduction Terence Allen describes the scientific principles behind the main forms of microscopy, and the exciting new developments in the field. Beginning with a brief history of microscopy, Allen surveys the diverse and powerful forms of miscroscopes available today, illustrating how microscopy impinges on almost every aspect of our daily lives.
Subject: Microscopy
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