Enlarged edition of Optical Methods in Biology, Wiley, 1970.
Preface; List of common abbreviations used; 1. Introduction; 2. Light and electrons; 3. Wave interactions; 4. Interference effects and diffraction patterns; 5. Polarized light; 6. Lenses; 7. Imaging: microscopy and diffraction; 8. Contrast; 9. Resolution; 10. The light microscope; 11. Imaging of phase objects; 12. Polarizing microscopy; 13. Prospects of biological X-ray microscopy; 14. The conventional transmission electron microscope; 15. Scanning microscopes; 16. Aspects of practical electron microscopy; 17. The quest for ultimate EM resolution; 18. Innovations in microscope development; 19. Photography; Appendix: image location; Author index; Subject index.
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