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  • "It manages to delight, and frequently to entrance, old and new readers [and] continues to engage our hearts and minds today with an indescribably brand of affectionate sympathy.
  • Author(s): Paul de Kruif
  • 384 Pages
  • Science, Life Sciences

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From the top of today's news, where reoprts of Ebola and HIV loom large, comes the story of microbes, bacteria, and how disease shaoes our everyday lives and society thrives. The superheroes in this scheme are the scientists, bacteriologists, doctors, and medical technicians who wage active war against bacteria. The new Introduction to this book places this history in a thoroughly modern context.



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"It manages to delight, and frequently to entrance, old and new readers [and] continues to engage our hearts and minds today with an indescribably brand of affectionate sympathy."--F. Gonzalez-Crussi, from the Introduction

An international bestseller, translated into eighteen languages, Paul de Kruif's classic account of the first scientists to see and learn about the microscopic world continues to fascinate new readers. This is a timeless dramatization of the scientists, bacteriologists, doctors, and medical technicians who discovered the microbes and invented the vaccines to counter them. De Kruif writes about how seemingly simple but really fundamental discovers of science--for instance, how a microbe was first viewed in a clear drop of rain water, and when, for the first time, Louis Pasteur discovered that a simple vaccine could save a man from the ravages of rabies by attacking the microbes that cause it.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.16 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .89 Inches (D)
Weight: .76 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Life Sciences
Publisher: Harvest Publications
Format: Paperback
Author: Paul de Kruif
Language: English
Street Date: October 28, 2002
TCIN: 11478868
UPC: 9780156027779
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-5081
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.89 inches length x 5.3 inches width x 8.16 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.76 pounds
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