Revised Edition of Classic Book on Microscopy Now Available
Melville, NY, January 28, 2004 - Mortimer Abramowitz's Microscope Basics and Beyond, a primer in microscopy written by one of the most respected authorities in the field, has been updated and published in a new edition, now available to the public.
The revised edition of the 1985 classic, used as a textbook and reference in colleges, medical schools and laboratories around the world, includes new sections reflecting changing technologies and applications for microscopes in practical use today. In addition, it has been enhanced with color images and illustrations, along with highlighted text and a number of helpful new appendices.
Mr. Abramowitz, who earned the prestigious 2002 Ernst Abbe Award for his lifelong contributions to microscopy, is a fellow of the New York Microscopical Society. Scores of his photomicrographs have appeared on the covers of magazines and textbooks, and he earned first prize in the Polaroid International Photomicrography Contest in 1984. In 1996, he was honored by the Illinois State Microscopical Society for his contributions to microscopy. He has taught at the McCrone Research Institute, the New York Microscopical Society, and at numerous medical schools and industrial laboratories across the country.
Since 1982, when he retired from a career in science education and administration, Mr. Abramowitz has worked exclusively with Olympus America Inc. During this time, he has authored six books and dozens of articles on microscopy. Most recently, he co-authored the prize-winning website www.micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer.
"So many aspects of the field have changed, and we wanted to amplify and clarify many of the current terms and techniques. In addition, there are new methodologies coming into common use in the lab. And we wanted to update the look of the book as well," said Mr. Abramowitz. "It was time to take this great textbook and update it for the coming decades."
The new edition of Microscope Basics and Beyond is available for $12 from the Olympus Emporium at: https://emporium.olympus.com/microscopes or by calling 1-888-642-3386 (8:00am to 7:30pm EST).
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