The Lens is on Leeuwenhoek

Douglas Anderson at Lens on Leeuwenhoek, the web’s premier English site for all things Leeuwenhoek-ish, has developed a new video called The Life, Times,  and Accomplishments of Antony van Leeuwenhoek 1632 – 1723.

The bad news is that it is only 7 min. 41 seconds long.

The good new is that more videos are in production, and we seem to entering a new era of Leeuwenhoek interest. From the YouTube introduction to the video:

This video is an overview of the life, times, and accomplishments of Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), the Dutch scientist who used hand-made single-lens microscopes to become the first human to see protozoa, bacteria, sperm, and red blood cells, among many other things.

Now, the YouTube video is good, but higher quality videos are available for downloading at the Lens on Leeuwenhoek website.

Gazing into my crystal ball (O.K, it’s an old up-turned goldfish bowl and an email from Mr Anderson…) I forsee great things coming from Lens on Leeuwenhoek ….perhaps some new translations of Leeuwenhoek letters? Videos on The Golden Age? I am looking forward to what is to come, and I greatly appreciate the work that Douglas Anderson is doing  to keep the name of Leeuwenhoek alive and prospering.


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