Louis Pasteur and the Hidden World of Microbes

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Oxford University Press, 29 nov. 2001 - 144 páginas
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 of heat 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 sometimes troubling 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. Oxford Portraits in Science is an on-going series of scientific biographies for young adults. Written by top scholars and writers, each biography examines the personality of its subject as well as the thought process leading to his or her discoveries. These illustrated biographies combine accessible technical information with compelling personal stories to portray the scientists whose work has shaped our understanding of the natural world.
 

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Índice

Chapter 1 The Long Road to Paris
9
Chapter 2 Crystals of Life
21
Chapter 3 The Pursuit of Infinitesimally Small Beings
36
Chapter 4 Master of the Corpuscle Disease
53
Chapter 5 The Day the Sheep Died So Nicely
68
Chapter 6 My Hand Will Tremble When I Go On to Man
83
Chapter 7 Temple for a Scientific Saint
101
Chapter 8 After Pasteur
117
Chronology
127
Glossary
130
Museums and Historic Places
133
Further Reading
134
Index
137
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