Re: [Histonet] text recommendation

From:Geoff McAuliffe

Hi Phil:

    I have the prefect text for you. "The Complete Microscopist" by 
Oshel et al. Seriously, I doubt if the book you want exists. More than a 
few people have started out with a syllabus and ultimately turned it 
into a textbook.


Philip Oshel wrote:
> Listers,
> We're thinking of changing our Light Microscopy course text, and I 
> thought I'd check with the histo gang.
> What we're looking for is a text that covers both the construction, 
> optics (with some theory) and use of the light microscope, with DIC, 
> Hoffman, fluorescence, etc. *and* microtechnique, preferably animal. 
> Fixation, dehydration, embedding, sectioning, etc.
> I've got excellent examples of books that cover either the microscope 
> *or* microtechnique, but not both.
> And, those are expensive.
> We're also hoping find something reasonably priced, not $80 to over 
> $100, as most texts seem to be these days.
> (If necessary, we'll go with 2 books, one on the microscope and 
> optics, and one on microtechnique, but again, price counts. 2 book, 
> each one costing $60 or more is right out.)
> Any ideas?
> Thanks.
> Phil

Geoff McAuliffe, Ph.D.
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