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