My all-time favorite microscope books

 

 

As you probably know already, I am a passionate reader, and I delve into all sorts of genres all the time, in search for something new. I’ve noticed that my interest in science has grown over the years especially as it has become such a great part of our day-to-day lives. Back in the day, I didn’t even imagine that there would be a remote control for the heating system, one for the alarm on your car, and another for all wireless devices in your home.

Something I have recently learned to appreciate is microscopy. My kids have been studying microbiology in school which has led to me piquing an interest in the field. I’m thinking of getting a portable magnifier so that we can all go back to the garden and look at insects, plants, tiny rocks, and all sorts of things that we might over there. I’ve also noticed that there are many alternatives that can be connected to a computer via WiFi, which means that I won’t have to use any pesky cables to transfer the images to a laptop and save them.

Getting back to the subject of books about microscopy, I’ve noticed that there are several ways of going about things. You can either address the topic in a somewhat scientific manner and get The Ultimate Guide to Your microscope or The Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope, or opt for choices that are a bit more user-friendly for the person who has less knowledge about the domain just yet.

If you intend to get a microscope book for your children, my personal advice would be to select something easier to understand. The Microscope Book by Shar Levine has gathered favorable reviews and comprises a good deal of experiments that you can do at home. Of course, the neat thing about them is that they aren’t in the least dangerous. Unfortunately, this is a somewhat old edition that was published back in 1998, which means that you might have a bit of trouble finding it new. However, it is available used for prices starting at three dollars.

If you have no means of getting your hands on The Microscope Book, perhaps you might want to try out Adventures with a Microscope written by Richard Headstrom. Despite the fact that it was published in 1980, this book remains one of the favorite choices of microscopy aficionados even today. It comes with 142 illustrations with the help of which you can explain to your child all there’s to know about the intricacies of the unseen world around them. While the Kindle edition of this book is budget-friendly, a paperback edition can cost as much as ten dollars or more.

 

 

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