The Invention of the Microscope | The Cell

Adam Rutherford explains how, in the 1670s, Dutch businessman Anton van Leeuwenhoek revolutionised microscopy by curving a lens more than anyone had ever done before.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 1'07''
  • Broadcast year: 2009
Curriculum Connection
  • Biology | Cell biology | Cells | Microscopy

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: The Cell
  • Episode: The Hidden Kingdom