A book review of interest to amateur microscopists...

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A book review of interest to amateur microscopists...

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Hi y'all :!:

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 :!: :D

Read Steve's review HERE.

Thanks a bunch, Steve. :D
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twebster wrote:Hi y'all :!:

... And the best part...it is darned inexpensive :!: :D

Read Steve's review HERE.

Thanks a bunch, Steve. :D
Hello out there,
both, the paper publication and the PDF are darned inexpensive (according to quality). So I'm using them both. The book delivers very high printing quality and it's a joy to browse.

Cheers, Wolfgang

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Updating this thread...

A current URL for this book, "The Sphagnum Ponds of Simmelried in Germany: A Biodiversity Hot-Spot for Microscopic Organisms", is
http://www.shaker.eu/en/content/catalog ... 322-2544-5.
Price for the PDF is today 7,37 EUR.

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Post by chrismower »

Holy Mackerel! That book is the best 7.35 Euros I have ever spent! The photographs in this book are outstanding. I wish I had found this earlier as it would have saved me hours of trawling the internet looking for images of things found under my 'scope.

UPDATE It only cost me 6.89 Euros (£6.13), so even cheaper :D

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twebster wrote:Hi y'all :!:

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 :!: :D

Read Steve's review HERE.

Thanks a bunch, Steve. :D
Just Downloaded the book. It is indeed a terrific resource for microscopists.
thanks for the link and a big "hats off" salute to the authors for writing it and for providing such a meticulous beautifull and comprehensive manuscript.
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Re: A book review of interest to amateur microscopists...

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Re this book has been available free as a PDF on W. Foissners web site (one of the authors) along with many of his others books on Ciliates for some time and this is where I recommend folks first obtain the e-book. See link below to his free publications.

http://www.wfoissner.at/publications.htm

Regarding the printed version - I was so impressed with the e-book and read it several times that I purchased the paper back version with full colours on Amazon.com for about $50 - the advantage of a printed version is that I can keep it close by and peruse it often. Most of the pictures are taken with DIC microscopy. I agree with the other comments the images are spectacular and for me I find it easier to identify many of the microorganisms by picture rather than looking at ink drawings. There are two versions of this book, they made several identification errors in the first volume, which makes me feel more "human" as it is difficult to identify some of these micro-organisms unless you have specialized knowledge in the field and this is almost impossible when you start to consider the different groups: bacteria, ciliates, Tardigrades, flatworms, algae etc . Overall it is an excellent book both the PDF version and the printed version. I recommend looking at W. Foissners other books on ciliates as well - the amount of free information he is providing is overwhelming.

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These are available now in the UK for £18.77 including shipping - search on Abebooks. Highly recommended - really impressive quality, especially considering they were shot on 35mm film. Off to sample my local sphagnum ponds now...

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