Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991
16 Chapters, 440 Pages, Indexed
ISBN 0-521-38061-8 [Hardcover]
Jim Watson takes us all the way back to Isac Newton in
his attempt at reducing complex physics to understandable
components in the flow cytometers we use in our
laboratories. You can almost see Jim Watson chatting with
Isac Newton as you read this book - and, since Watson was privileged to
actually gain access to a handwritten copy of Newton's Principia, I'm not
His excellent diagrams are very useful and a real feature of this book.
The text takes some difficult-to-understand areas of flow cytometry and reduces them to
straight-forward but fundamental principles and gently carries the user through
to a good understanding of the area.
If you want detail, it's in this book. There are plenty of equations
where mathematical calculations are important (but not enough to totally
frighten away the average biologist!). Jim Watson leaves nothing to the
imagination in this book as he covers a lot, and in detail.