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Pasteur and modern science

Author: René J Dubos; Thomas D Brock; Gerald L Geison
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : Science Tech Publishers ; Berlin : Heidelberg ; New York : Springer-Verlag, [1988]
Series: Scientific revolutionaries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : New illustrated ed.View all editions and formats
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"Pasteur and Modern Science, by René Dubos, is here reprinted in a new and expanded hardcover edition. Pasteur's stunning career has attracted a host of biographies, but the Dubos book is among the best ... Not updated to the present to the present day in an expert new edition by the distinguished microbiologist Thomas D. Brock, the book also has a new foreword by the Pasteur scholar Gerald L. Geison that places  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dubos, René J. (René Jules), 1901-1982.
Pasteur and modern science.
Madison, WI : Science Tech Publishers ; Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, [1988]
(OCoLC)760027501
Named Person: Louis Pasteur; Louis Pasteur; Louis Pasteur; Louis Pasteur; Louis Pasteur
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René J Dubos; Thomas D Brock; Gerald L Geison
ISBN: 0910239185 9780910239189 3540501010 9783540501015
OCLC Number: 17918277
Notes: Originally published in 1960.
Description: xxii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Figure list --
Foreword --
About the author --
From schoolboy to scientist --
A student of crystals --
Pasteur's first steps toward biology --
From crystals to fermentation --
A crowded life --
Spontaneous generation --
Pasteurization --
Utilizing microbes --
Biochemistry and life --
Victory over disease --
The germ theory is established --
The birth of immunology --
Further applications of the germ theory --
Pasteur's dilemma --
the road not taken --
A dedicated life --
Chronology --
Glossary --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Scientific revolutionaries.
Responsibility: René Dubos ; foreword by Gerald L. Geison.

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"Pasteur and Modern Science, by René Dubos, is here reprinted in a new and expanded hardcover edition. Pasteur's stunning career has attracted a host of biographies, but the Dubos book is among the best ... Not updated to the present to the present day in an expert new edition by the distinguished microbiologist Thomas D. Brock, the book also has a new foreword by the Pasteur scholar Gerald L. Geison that places the book in historical context. More than forty illustrations and tables have been added, as well as glossary and additional text. For high school and college undergraduate students, and for the general reader, this is the ideal introduction to the life of Louis Pasteur."--Back cover.

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