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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Under the Microscope
The above print is from an 1862 book by Ernest Haeckel titled Die Radiolarien. If you'd like to see more amazing renditions of skeletal remains of zooplankton, visit the Biodiversity Heritage Library page and click on the image of the book on the right-hand side of the page. You'll find 35 color plates rendered by Haeckel who was both a scientist and an artist.
In the children's room we have several color photo-illustrated books on microscopic life, look for them in J 570. Under the Microscope, volume 9 of a series by John O. E. Clark called "Science Tools" covers the microscope in detail [J 530.8 CLA]. A fascinating look at the electron microscope is found in Microaliens: Dazzling Journeys With an Electron Microscope by Howard Tomb, Howard [J 502.8 TOM].