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Life under microscope

Автор: [автор не указан]
Год: 1964
Издание: Spring books
Страниц: 284
ISBN: [не указан]
LIFE UNDER THE MICROSCOPE In 1667 an Englishman, Robert Hooke, placed a piece of cork under the lens of the recently invented and still very primitive microscope. He observed that the cork was composed of minute chambers like the honeycomb of a beehive, and to them he gave the Latin name of cellula. A new field of research lay awaiting development. In 1676 a Dutchman discovered the existence of living bacteria, and although it took a long time before the full significance of this was appreciated, progress was inevitable. The invention of the microscope opened up a vast new world to men's eyes. At once there came an amazing spate of discoveries in all branches of natural science, leading to a deeper understanding of the mysteries of life itself. Today, microscopic methods are indispensable not only in biology, mineralogy, geology, physics and chemistry, but also in all branches of applied science. The...
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