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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Great characters, good story, excellent writing.
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 that I made the right choice. Terms for peoples and countries have changed, don’t be put off.
mlcrobios I am embarking in middle life a career shift into science from business, so he thought it was good primer and inspiration. Some essays written while working for the Rockefeller Institute led to his dismissal. Some of his writings created problems for him. And, it was written in the s! Excellent book, brought to my attention by my father who remembered it from his childhood days.
The book discusses the giants of germ theory and does so in a way that makes these scientists approachable as real men with real emotions.
Los Cazadores de Microbios
This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Getting to know the characters that set a foundation for future microbe hunters is an enjoyable and surprisingly kruir read.
The characters, their actual process and what techniques needed mastering just to even study microbes is all very clearly explained with great colourful description.
And impressive how much work they could do with viruses without being able to see them. Because of his service in the Sanitary Corps, he had occasional contacts with leading French cazadlr of the period.
My copy is from the Where heroes have crackpot ideas as often as good ones and are often full-of-themselves or paranoid or manic-depressive or of dubious moral character. Retrieved 11 May Want to Read saving….
Which isn’t too hard, because I’ve only read textbooks until now. The only person it speaks about is him. This book belongs in every reader’s education. God’s creations are incredible! I wanted to like this book, especially in the beginning.
The writing was different.
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Reader need not have any science background to understand and appreciate this book. Mostly though it was interesting to read about microbiology in the days before DNA discovery, which now plays such a huge role in ALL biology. THe author made these scientists real and flawed and eccentric without diminishing the impact of their work.
To ask other readers questions about Los Cazadores de Microbiosplease sign up. De Kruif assisted Sinclair Lewis with his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Arrowsmith by providing the scientific and medical information required by the plot, along with character sketches.
Imagine comforting a grieving mother hysterical about her baby dying of diphtheria with a cure! Simply knowing to wash hands, boil drinking water and stay away from mosquito bites improved the human condition immeasurably.
It has been astounding journey. I have basically never written a review before. These early pioneers in microbe hunting, and those that followed, have done more to relieve gratuitous human suffering than any to walk the earth before them. I solute them mictobios their tireless, self sacrificing and microhios scientific work to discover the workings of the microbe. No se como describirlo pero este libro se ha convertido en algo especial para mi, me encanta como esta redactado y creo que llego a mi vida en un momento bueno y bonito.
Written inthis is a classic collection of essays about the cazsdor of microbiology. Clear, perhaps simplistic, I cannot imagine a better introduction to the subject. This book encouraged me even more to go into medical research. Many believe the characters in the novel represent people known to De Kruif, with Martin Arrowsmith a physician, unlike de Kruif possibly representing himself.
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Easily the most entertaining book on microbiology I’ve ever read. This book is unafraid and indeed revels in the wild characters that populated the microbiology niche Potential readers need to know right away that this book is close to years old, the ONLY reason this matters is that some of the language and the style of the writing was of its time.
And then to follow up with human experimentation just left me feeling less fun and a bit skeeved. Paul de Kruif knows how to tell stories. I still enjoyed every chapter. De verdad te ayudara a cazado situaciones o fechas que un maestro quiere que prendas y hasta te sacara una que otra risotada.
Potential readers need to know right away that this book is close to years old, the ONLY reason this matters is that some of the language and the style of the writing was of its time.
De Kruif writes with an infectious enthusiasm krufi a strong narrative drive, so that the essays hold up remarkably well – one is swept up in the story.
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Basically, it consists of twelve inspiring biographies about the founders of microbiology. The achievements of each person are clearly articulated and linked across time so that you get the appreciation of how modern scientists are always standing on shoulders of those before. Crazy small stuff that affects our ability to survive on earth.