Suzanne Bell and Keith Morris
An Introduction to Microscopy.  CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida (1st Edition). 180 pages (2009).

An Introduction to Microscopy provides a much needed, focused volume that is justifiably offered as a text for academic courses or a stand-alone reference for professionals. Despite the authors' backgrounds in forensic science, the volume is not specifically written as a forensic text, making the content applicable to any field that utilizes a microscope. Chapter 6, Photomicrography, is a must read for anyone that uses digital imaging for research or forensic case reports. Colleges and universities would benefit in adding An Introduction to Microscopy to their microscopy courses or any laboratory section of a course that utilizes the microscope. The organization of the book allows for the reader to flow from one chapter to the next, constantly building upon the previous chapter’s subject matter. This easy to read, well-illustrated volume with practical exercises throughout the text would be a worthwhile addition to the libraries of practitioners in the forensic sciences.

- Christian Crowder,1 Ph.D., D-ABFA, Forensic Anthropologist, Department of Pathology, Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York City, NY, writing in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, September 2010, Vol. 55, No. 5