Cazadores de microbios (Infantil) (Spanish Edition) eBook: Paul de Kruif: : Kindle Store. Paul Henry de Kruif was an American microbiologist and author of Dutch descent . Publishing as Paul de Kruif, he is most noted for his book, Microbe. Cazadores de Microbios by Paul De Kruif, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Los Cazadores de Microbios by Paul de Kruif

The achievements of each person are clearly articulated and linked across time so that you get the appreciation aczador how modern scientists are always standing on shoulders of those before. It makes his accuracy seriously questionable especially in the last chapter. More than that, I have re-read this volume countless times, including days when it was not in my plans, but I made the error of taking it off the shelf and being caught up in de Kruif’s almost childlike enthusiasm and delight.

Because of his service in the Sanitary Corps, he had occasional contacts with leading French biologists of the period.

Ronald Ross, one of the scientists featured in Microbe Hunters, took exception to how he was described, so the British edition deleted that chapter to avoid a libel suit. Publishing as Paul de Kruif, he is most noted for his book, Microbe Hunters. I swear it will cazaror not just educational for you but also very interesting.

As a lifetime scientist who was first tempted to pursue my career when I read this book, I am glad it can still remind me ,ruif I made the right choice. Some essays rkuif while working for the Rockefeller Institute led to his dismissal. But should I judge him for where society was when he wrote it?

No trivia or quizzes yet. The book discusses the giants of germ theory and does so in a way that makes these scientists appr This book is what introduced me to the world of medical research. Those that followed him figured out that it was these wee beasties that made us sick and even die by the millions.


It was given to me by a scientist and I didn’t think much of it until I started reading it. It is fascinating how much you can learn from something so little. This was one of the books at grandmother’s cottage in SW Michigan which I read up there one summer a couple of years before entering high school and taking my first real biology course.

Oct 23, Gustavo Eder Gonzalez Alvarez rated it it was amazing. Simply knowing to wash hands, boil drinking water and stay away from mosquito bites improved the human condition immeasurably.

Paul de Kruif

Terms for peoples and countries have changed, don’t be put off. The author makes racist remarks about black, Asian, Indian, Cuban, Jewish, Spanish and other people that get more frequent as the book goes on. Midrobios see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. De Kruif ;aul Sinclair Lewis with his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Arrowsmith by providing the scientific and medical information required by the plot, along with character sketches.

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Late in the 19th century, Louis Pasteur figured out ways to kill bacteria in livestock, pau and beer, and ultimately humans. But this book is so good I just had to write one. God’s creations are incredible!

Paperbackpages. And they get more hate-filled, claiming people are less than human and have no right to have emotions. And, it was written in the s! Written in older style story form, this gave an enlightening krkif of the advances in the study of microbes over the centuries. He then became a full-time writer.

Which isn’t too hard, because I’ve only read textbooks until now. Imagine comforting a grieving mother hysterical about her baby dying of diphtheria with a cure! This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Escrita en tono divulgativo que entretiene y mantiene enganchada en su lectura.

Publishing as Paul de Kruifhe is most noted for his book, Microbe Hunters. Anthrax, plague, malaria, yellow fever, tuberculosis, cholera and many other disease causing microbes were identified.


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He was utterly correct. Despite this I can see why this book remains in print. Best to make allowances for the time at which these microbio were written, find a comfortable chair and lose oneself in the excitement of the stories of these extraordinary scientists. The egos, the battles and national politics going alongside are all part of the fantastic breadth of this book.

Cazadores de Microbios

And impressive how much work they could do with viruses without being able to see them. It is a beautiful thing. I recommend this book to anyone who has any remote interest in science and medicine I’ve read this book when I was 16 and later when I was This book was not only a bestseller for a lengthy period after publication, it has remained high on lists of recommended reading for science and has been an inspiration for many aspiring physicians and scientists.

The idea of science as a gradual unravelling of underlying truths is clearly there as is the potential of one negative experiment to bring a logically developed theory to grief.

It is cazadro how many researches and physicians from my generation read and were impacted by this book. It is maybe why I work today with the miniature world of microorganisms.

He graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree and remained to obtain a Ph. What is particularly impressive is his ability to set each researcher’s accomplishments squarely Written inthis keuif a classic collection of essays about the pioneers of microbiology.

THe author made these scientists real and flawed and eccentric without diminishing the impact of their work.