Most Wonderful in the Smallest: A Year in Pursuit of Common Freshwater Microorganisms (Paperback)

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The book is written as a first person narrative in the form of a journal. It comprises four chapters Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and the entries within each season describe my sample-collecting forays to local freshwater environments during one year. Microscopic organisms encountered in the slides derived from the samples are discussed and illustrated. The major protist groups are all covered, as well as a few metazoans and bacteria. My purpose is to show the reader what wonderful life forms are present microscopically in freshwater environments all around us, and to demonstrate that viewing and photographing them does not require sophisticated means. I also try to explain why micro-communities are important and should be conserved.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781935778370
ISBN-10: 1935778374
Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company
Publication Date: June 16th, 2017
Language: English