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Louis Pasteur: Disease Fighter
     

Louis Pasteur: Disease Fighter

by Linda Wasmer Smith
 

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Louis Pasteur was one of the first scientists to understand the importance of microorganisms-both good and bad. Some microorganisms (or germs as Pasteur called them) are helpful, such as those that cause grapes to ferment and become wine. Among his most important discoveries was pasteurization. This process kills harmful bacteria in liquids such as wine and milk,

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Louis Pasteur was one of the first scientists to understand the importance of microorganisms-both good and bad. Some microorganisms (or germs as Pasteur called them) are helpful, such as those that cause grapes to ferment and become wine. Among his most important discoveries was pasteurization. This process kills harmful bacteria in liquids such as wine and milk, without destroying the liquid. Louis Pasteur focused much of his research on how to prevent the spread of harmful microorganisms by developing vaccines. Pasteur is most famous for discovering the rabies vaccine. For his many contributions to both medicine and industry, Louis Pasteur is remembered as one of the great minds of science.

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Gr 5-8--Two biographies that provide easy-to-understand explanations of groundbreaking discoveries. Including personal and professional data about Mendel or Pasteur, each volume offers historical and scientific background to flesh out each man's persona. Considering the complex nature of these scientists' fields, the content of each book is simplified without losing the impact of their discoveries. An activity section encourages readers to try their hands at the techniques and principles under discussion. Black-and-white photos, reproductions, and diagrams enhance the presentations. Useful biographies, especially for reports.--Allison Trent Bernstein, Blake Middle School, Medfield, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766018747
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Great Minds of Science Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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