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twebster
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:29 am    Post subject: A book review of interest to amateur microscopists... Reply with quote

Hi y'all Exclamation

Steve Neeley (psneeley) has written a brief book review of interest to our amateur microscopy members. We all know how difficult it can be to identify many microorganisms. The book Steve reviewed, I'm sure, will be a valued reference to all amateur microscopists. And the best part...it is darned inexpensive Exclamation Very Happy

Read Steve's review HERE.

Thanks a bunch, Steve. Very Happy
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info there Steve. I will take the title and the ISBN number over to my local book store and see if they can get me a copy. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to try the downloadable PDF first, since it is really just $3.78 (well, based on the exchangae rate a few days ago) and you may find you don't need a printed copy.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This book is AWESOME!!

267 pages plus cover material. Pages 16 through 245 consist entirely of beautiful photographs with informative captions. (Charlie's stuff would fit right in -- a high compliment to both!) This all packs into a 40MB download, and to my eye the photographs have suffered very little if at all from the compression.

The electronic version is of course fully searchable -- a few seconds to find the Chilodonella uncinata picture on page 160.

For $3.79 PayPal transaction, I can't recall ever seeing another deal this good!

I had a bit of trouble finding the download, but it was well worth the search.

http://www.shaker.eu/Catalogue/details.asp?ID=1505152&CC=4710&ISBN=3-8322-2544-7

Steve, I owe you bigtime for finding this -- thanks!

--Rik

Edit: Corrected my silly mistake of typing "Peter" instead of "Steve".


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psneeley



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooops. I think that link got deleted when Tom posted the review - I didn't notice (sorry).


Steve
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve... thanks for the tip! Best 4 bucks I've spent having anything to do with microscopy.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjlittlefield wrote:
Peter, I owe you bigtime for finding this.

Steve, I also owe you an apology for typing the wrong name. I have no idea where "Peter" came from. Confused

Speaking of "oops"!! Sad

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve, this is magnificent! - One might say Krebsian in its magnificence!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears this book is no longer available.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try http://www.shaker.eu/en/content/catalogue/index.asp?lang=en&ID=8&ISBN=978-3-8322-2544-5.

I believe that's the latest version of the same book, as PDF. The price has gone up (to 7.37 EUR at this moment), but it's still a great deal.

--Rik
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rik, appreciate the link. On first look the books appears to be a winner.

Bought another book recently called "Free-Living Freshwater Protozoa" by D.J.Patterson that is also a wonderful resource. A bit pricey but worth every penny in my mind.

Harry
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