Louis Pasteur and the Hidden World of Microbes by Louise E. Robbins

Louis Pasteur and the Hidden World of Microbes

byLouise E. Robbins

Hardcover | August 15, 2001

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Chronicling Louis Pasteur's rise from humble beginnings to international fame, Louis Pasteur and the Hidden World of Microbes investigates the complex life of a man who revolutionized our understanding of disease. Alongside Pasteur's pioneering work with microorganisms, his innovative use ofheat to kill harmful organisms in food--a process now known as "pasteurization"--and his development of the rabies vaccine, Louise Robbins places Pasteur in the context of his risky scientific methods and his rigid family and political beliefs. Robbins's reveals a man of genius with sometimestroubling convictions. Louis Pasteur and the Hidden World of Microbes is a fascinating look at one of the most important scientific minds of the last two centuries.

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Louise E. Robbins is at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Title:Louis Pasteur and the Hidden World of MicrobesFormat:HardcoverPublished:August 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195122275

ISBN - 13:9780195122275

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"This fast-paced book provides an honest and unflinching view of one of microbiology's best-known scientists, from his childhood in France as a tanner's son to his death 73 years later.....Easy-to-read and includes many well-captioned, black-and-white photographs....A valuable research toolfor any library."--School Library Journal