This fully corrected second impression of the classic 2006 text on microscopy runs to more than 1,000 pages and covers up-to-the-minute developments in the field. The two-volume work brings together a slew of experts who present comprehensive reviews of all the latest instruments and new versions of the older ones, as well as their associated operational techniques. The chapters draw attention to their principal areas of application. A huge range of subjects are benefiting from these new tools, including semiconductor physics, medicine, molecular biology, the nanoworld in general, magnetism, and ferroelectricity. This fascinating book will be an indispensable guide for a wide range of scientists in university laboratories as well as engineers and scientists in industrial R&D departments.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 1322
Weight: 2981 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 62 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2006. Corr. 2nd printing 2008
From the reviews:
In Science of Microscopy, comprehensive reviews set these innovations in the context of microscopy today. Each contribution presents a form of microscopy or occasionally a microscopic technique, and provides information about the instruments involved and their areas of application. The contributions are written in such a way that the reader can understand how the various instruments function, their strengths and weaknesses, and whether they are suitable for a particular scientific investigation. Science of Microscopy will be an indispensible guide to both a wide range of scientists in university laboratories and to engineers and scientists in industrial R&D departments.
"The Science of Microscopy presents 20 essays (in 2 volumes) covering topics within modern microscopy contributed by national and international experts. ... Many of the essays contain a valuable section entitled `Relevance to Humans', that talks about data pertinent to human applications. ... The encyclopedia is highly recommended for science collections in large public, community college, and academic libraries." (Laura J. Bender, ARBA online, March, 2007)
"The editors of Science of Microscopy are notable authors and researchers in the areas of physics, optics, and electron microscopy. Hawkes and Spence are fully qualified to present this set (each editor also contributes an essay), which will be a valuable addition to academic libraries serving upper-level undergraduates and graduate students who need to learn various microscopic techniques." (Caroline L. Gilson, ARBA online, Vol. 39, 2008)
"This is an excellent book on the subject of modern microscopies. ... Numerous detailed applications are given to guide the readers decision which instrument or technique seems to be best suited for retrieving information. ... the book is aimed at institutions such as research groups and libraries. ... could be a valuable source of knowledge for both individual researchers and doctoral students." (Dr. Thomas Matzelle, Imaging and Microscopy, Vol. 10 (2), 2008)
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