Microbe Hunters

  • Filename: microbe-hunters.
  • ISBN: 1417907908
  • Release Date: 2005-05-01
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Paul de Kruif
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

1926. In this classic bestseller, Paul de Kruif dramatizes the pioneering bacteriological work of such scientists as Leeuwenhoek, Spallanzani, Koch, Pasteur, Reed, and Ehrlich.

Microbe Hunters

  • Filename: microbe-hunters.
  • ISBN: 9780547542102
  • Release Date: 2002-10-28
  • Number of pages: 372
  • Author: Paul de Kruif
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In this classic bestseller, Paul de Kruif dramatizes the pioneering bacteriological work of such scientists as Leeuwenhoek, Spallanzani, Koch, Pasteur, Reed, and Ehrlich. This seventieth anniversary edition features a new introduction by F. Gonzalez-Crussi.

Microbe Hunters

  • Filename: microbe-hunters.
  • ISBN: 0156027771
  • Release Date: 2002-10-01
  • Number of pages: 357
  • Author: Paul De Kruif
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Presents twelve stories of the men who pioneered the study of bacteriology.

20th Century Microbe Hunters

  • Filename: 20th-century-microbe-hunters.
  • ISBN: 9781449667771
  • Release Date: 2012-06-21
  • Number of pages: 199
  • Author: Robert I Krasner
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Inspire your students with the stories behind the achievements of ten 20th century microbiologists. These dramatic portrayals reveal the excitement, diligence, and often sacrifice of these eminent researchers and humanitarians. An engaging journey through science, and public health, 20th Century Microbe Hunters is a must-have for anyone making a foray into the fascinating world of microbiology. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Microbe Hunters Then and Now

  • Filename: microbe-hunters-then-and-now.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015038143908
  • Release Date: 1996-01-01
  • Number of pages: 456
  • Author: Hilary Koprowski
  • Publisher:

Built upon the foundation of Paul de Kruif's Microbe Hunters, written in 1926, but differing in that the conquest unfolds through essays by today's scientists, this book not only relates the history, but also conveys the excitement felt by the individual researchers themselves. These dramatic stories, describing major accomplishments and future challenges in medical science, serve as a beacon to guide new recruits into the battle for control of microbial diseases and provide personal models for graduate and postdoctoral students currently in biomedical research. "There are some fine ingredients here, and it is good to have them together in a single volume embracing past achievements and current and emerging problems in the control of infectious diseases." Especially enjoyed Thomas Weller's account, complete with pages of laboratory notebook, of his isolation of the agent(s) of varicella and zoster. Bernard Dixon, British Medical Journal. "The authors, all distinguished and well-known scientists, recognize the difficult challenges that lie ahead, but in general hold an optimistic view of the outcome of future research." Microbe Hunters then and now is both interesting and enjoyable to read, a timely sequel to de Kruif's original book and a solid historical document written by the microbe hunters themselves. Abner L. Notkins, Nature Medicine. To order, call: (800) 500-8205 or write: MEDI-ED Press, #5 White Place, Bloomington, IL 61701.

Flower Hunters

  • Filename: flower-hunters.
  • ISBN: 9780192807182
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 332
  • Author: Mary Gribbin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This fascinating account of eleven remarkable, eccentric, dedicated, and sometimes obsessive individuals that established the science of botany brings to life these extraordinary adventurers and draws out the scientific and cultural value of their work and its legacy.

Cazadores de Microbios Microbe Hunters

  • Filename: cazadores-de-microbios-microbe-hunters.
  • ISBN: 9707750936
  • Release Date: 2005-04-01
  • Number of pages: 348
  • Author: Paul De Kruif
  • Publisher: Grupo Editorial Tomo

The author is the creator of one of the most profound biographies about biological scientists. A fiction style that intrigues the reader in order to go further into the content of the book. Biographies about important scientist such as Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch.

Doctors and Discoveries

  • Filename: doctors-and-discoveries.
  • ISBN: 0618152768
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 459
  • Author: John G. Simmons
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Traces the history of western medicine through the lives of its major contributors, profiling such well-known figures as Hippocrates and Louis Pasteur, as well as lesser-known scientists including Elle Metchnikoff and Samuel Hahnemann.

Oxygen Ozone Therapy

  • Filename: oxygen-ozone-therapy.
  • ISBN: 1402005881
  • Release Date: 2002-04-30
  • Number of pages: 440
  • Author: V. Bocci
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book represents the first serious attempt to explain the fundamental basis of ozonetherapy and is a relevant step towards achieving further progress. Ozone is now considered a real drug and, after reacting with body fluids, releases messengers and activates several mechanisms which are able to elicit multiple biological effects. The therapeutic window has been defined and, contrary to the dogma that `ozone is toxic any way you deal with it', it has been shown that ozone toxicity can be tamed and even totally avoided. New powerful methodologies have been devised and astonishing clinical results in vascular and infectious diseases have already been achieved. An exciting novelty is the induction of an adaptive response that implies the unsuspected possibility of arresting cell degeneration due to endogenous chronic oxidative stress. However, further basic and controlled clinical studies need to be performed to fully exploit ozone's therapeutic potentials and to establish the real validity of this therapy. Authoritative scientists and clinicians should abandon their prejudice and consider the profound difference between endogenous oxidative stress and the new concept of ozonetherapeutic `shock'. If this happens, we could soon have a simple and inexpensive tool to restore health in millions of patients. This book has been written in a plain scientific language and can be read by scientists and clinicians, as well as by patients keen on regaining a state of well being.

The Secret Life of Germs

  • Filename: the-secret-life-of-germs.
  • ISBN: 0743421884
  • Release Date: 2004-01-06
  • Number of pages: 301
  • Author: Philip M. Tierno
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Examines the threats caused by an exploding level of germ infections, from the common cold to flesh-eating bacteria; offers ways to protect against infection; and discusses the media, germ warfare, and the importance of germs.

Experimenting with Humans and Animals

  • Filename: experimenting-with-humans-and-animals.
  • ISBN: 0801871972
  • Release Date: 2003-06-02
  • Number of pages: 165
  • Author: Anita Guerrini
  • Publisher: JHU Press

Ethical questions about the use of animals and humans in research remain among the most vexing within both the scientific community and society at large. These often rancorous arguments have gone on, however, with little awareness of their historical antecedents. Experimentation on animals and particularly humans is often assumed to be a uniquely modern phenomenon, but the ideas and attitudes that encourage the biological and medical sciences to experiment on living creatures date from the earliest expression of Western thought. Here, Anita Guerrini looks at the history of these practices from vivisection in ancient Alexandria to present-day battles over animal rights and medical research employing human subjects. Guerrini discusses key historical episodes, including the discovery of blood circulation, the development of smallpox and polio vaccines, and recent AIDS research. She also explores the rise of the antivivisection movement in Victorian England, the modern animal rights movement, and current debates over gene therapy.--From publisher description.


  • Filename: cosmos.
  • ISBN: 9780307800985
  • Release Date: 2011-07-06
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Carl Sagan
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science. Praise for Cosmos “Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, Cosmos often seems too good to be true.”—The Plain Dealer “Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.”—Newsday “Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.”—The Miami Herald “Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.”—Cosmopolitan “Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.”—The New York Times Book Review NOTE: This edition does not include images.

The Golden Rendezvous

  • Filename: the-golden-rendezvous.
  • ISBN: 9780007289448
  • Release Date: 2009-02-02
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Alistair MacLean
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

A timeless classic of modern-day piracy from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.

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