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Great for the grade young or for the clueless
on March 17, 2002
I was looking for a microscope book for the elementary school age. And I found it. This book is a great introduction for young minds, or for anyone who knows nothing about microscopes and the world of the very small. This little 48 page book covers everything from the history of microscope, the scale of things, how to use one, looking at cells, microorganisms, plants, insects, rocks, etc. even how to prepare your own slides, and the equipment you need. Great for the young, even for adults who know nothing about microscope and the world they reveal. As far as I could tell there are no photos in this book, but do not let this deter you from enjoying it, for it is beautifully illistrated with very detailed full color drawings. This would be a great book for child and adult to learn together. I would say this book is for grade school age kids, but Jr. High (i guess its called middle school these days) and high school ages might enjoy it. This is a very basic book, an introduction, a college or university student would get a laugh out of it and give to their 8 year old niece or nephew, who would love it.