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  • Submitted by: apda11
  • on December 5, 2011
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 406 words

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Ford,B. J. 1991. The Leeuwenhoek Legacy. Biopress, Bristol, and Farrand Press, London.

Anton van Leeuwenhoek's chances of being a scientest were very unlikely. His family was a family of tradesmen, they had no money in their name, and did not recieve any further education. They only language he knew was native Dutch. Some of the most important discoveries in the history of biology were made by Anton. He was the first to discover many things including; bacteria, free-living and parasitic microscopic protists, sperm cells, blood cells, microscopic nematodes and rotifers, and much more. Leeuwenhoek opend up a whole new world of microscopic life to scientests. Anton van Leeuwenhoek went to school in the town of Warmond, after that he lived with his uncle at Benthuizen; around 1654 he returned to Delft where he stayed for the remainder of his life. He set himself up in business as a draper. Other jobs he was known to have are a surveyor, a wine assayer, and a miner city official. At some point in time before 1668, Leeuwenhoek learned to grind lenses, make simple microscopes and observe with them. He made over 500 "microscopes" in his life time, only a handful of which have survived till today. All of his microscopes that are known, are known as very powerful magnifying glasses. Compared to the microscopes of today Antons were very simple, even though compound microscopes had been invented newarly 40 years before Leeuwenhoek was born. Although Anton is sometimes called "the inventor of microscopes" he isnt, they were made way before his time. Early compound microscopes were not known to magnify objects more than 20 to 30 times, but with Antons great talent he built microscopes that magnified objects over 200 times. His images were the clearest and brightest. Leeuwenhoek was not an artist, so he hired an illustrator to draw the things he was seeing. In 1673 Leeuwenhoek began to write letters to the Royal Society of London describing the things he had descovered with...

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  • Submitted by: apda11
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