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This review is from: A World in a Drop of Water: Exploring with a Microscope (Dover Children's Science Books) (Paperback)I bought my daughter a Compound Microscope for Christmas~~~~ I wanted her to explore a new world and to get away from the electronic world! But what I didn't know was how excited the microscope was for me to because of this book! We went down to a local pond and pulled out water from different area's like the book say's! We looked under the Microscope and the new life it was amazing! But what was the greatest was what I found among the seaweed looking float'y algae looking stuff (not sure what to call it)~~Life~ is what we found ~~~ Microscopic tiny life that thrived on the seaweed stuff! Unbelievable! Tip~~~shake off dirt and stuff from plant life from the pond into a Petri dish, just where there is enough water to cover the bottom and keep turning it under a microscope and see if you can see what we saw!! We are so excited that after it warms up outside we are going to different ponds and lakes to test our theory that different microscopic water life lives in different water settings! Bravo for this book!!!!!