in pursuit of the identification for a strange amoeba I stumbled
upon, I subsequently stumbled across a review of this fine booklet
I seem to stumble a lot. :)
I found the booklet for sale at Amazon's UK site (HERE)
but at a cost of almost $40 USD to me (i.e. with shipping to the
U.S.). Happily, I visited the publisher's site and found them
offering a non-printable PDF version for download at just about
$3.75 USD - a real bargain! - payable via PayPal, which makes
it available to a great many people.
it and found it excellent
As the review
- above -- notes, the booklet is studded with many fine DIC photos
of common, and some not so common, organisms with explanations
- which makes it particularly valuable to forum members. Below
is a sample page (offered here by permission of the publisher)
At $3.75 USD I doubt you could find a better guide book to many
of the organisms whose photos haunt the halls of the Amateur Microscopy
forum. I believe the photos and explanations also issue a sort
of challenge to the many fine practitioners here to further explore
some of the 'hidden' features of these 'beasties'
If you'd like
to see the Sphagnum Ponds of Simmelried from the air (OK, from
satellite), go to Google Maps and type in 'N47 43.05 E9 05.61'.
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