Essentials of Polarized Light Microscopy and Ancillary Techniques: An Instant Best Seller

Over the past ten years, I have had the pleasure of reading each iteration of an incredible book, Essentials of Polarized Light Microscopy, by John Gustav Delly. Like updating a great piece of software, each version gets better, with essential information consolidated into one easy-to-understand volume.

Culled from John’s encyclopedic knowledge and experience in microscopy, the soon-to-be-published edition, Essentials of Polarized Light Microscopy and Ancillary Techniques, is a culmination of seventy-plus years of microscopy know-how, skills, and techniques boiled down into its essential elements. Written in an accessible style, it almost feels like John is standing over your shoulder, guiding you along through your study of polarized light microscopy. This kind of writing is rare to find in a field where texts on this subject can often get bogged-down in difficult to understand language and concepts. It is also loaded with valuable bibliographic references, some of which are annotated by John. As you read, you’ll soon discover other valuable, and often times unknown, references that put you on a reading tangent, making the stack of must-read books on your desk grow with each passing chapter.

To those of you who have been so gracious as to read previous versions of the text and provide valuable feedback, we thank you. Essentials is finished, and it is now available for purchase!

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Jelte Prins

Please, let me know when the book "Essentials of Polarized Light Microscopy" is available.

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Leslie Bolin

Thank you for contacting us, Jelte. We will let you know!

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Sue Kent

I'm extremely interested in purchasing a copy of John's book. Please let me know when it will become available. John is a fantastic writer!

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Leslie Bolin

Thank you for contacting us, Sue. I have added you to the list of people who would like to be notified when Essentials becomes available!

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Katie Igowsky

Is this available yet? I got a copy in a class but I would like to order one for the lab.

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Leslie Bolin

Katie, thank you for your inquiry. The new, 600+ page edition of Essentials is not available yet, but it will be soon; it is currently undergoing technical review. I see that you are on our email list to be notified when it becomes available — thank you for your patience!

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Aura Reyes

Please include me on the email list to be notified once the book “Essentials of Polarized Light Microscopy”is out for sale
Thanks,
Aura Reyes
mapplesinn@yahoo.ca

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Leslie Bolin

Thank you, Aura. I will add you.

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David Pok

Please contact us when this book is available for purchase

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Leslie Bolin

Thank you, David. I have added you to our notification list. We expect that the book will be available in January, 2018 — very soon!

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Bodil Unckel

Happy New Year! Is the book available already? Thank you, Bodil

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Leslie Bolin

Happy New Year to you, Bodil! We expect to offer the book to the public within the next few weeks; the goal is before the end of January. We will keep you posted! Thank you for your interest.

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