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Children's LiteraturePasteur's most famous accomplishment was most likely his development of pasteurization for wine, milk and other beverages. This discovery benefited France because it allowed French wines to be shipped around the world. Pasteur's discovery of diseases that were killing silkworms helped save the country's silkworm industry. Looking at the world through his microscope, Pasteur proved the existence of germs and their connection with diseases. This led to the discovery of vaccines and to the recognition of the importance of sanitation in preventing contagious diseases. This biography provides a detailed and interesting account of the French scientist Louis Pasteur's life, explaining his research and noting his weaknesses. The science is definitely readable, particularly for teens interested in science and the medical field. The book includes colorful illustrations, portrait reproductions and Pasteur's own drawings. The biography concludes with a timeline of Pasteur's life, a list of sources, a bibliography, and a list of websites where readers can learn more. This biography is the first in the series, "Renaissance Scientists." 2004, Morgan Reynolds Publishing, Ages 12 up.