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He then became a full-time writer. Then why focus on him?

Jan 01, Chuchiqo rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. My copy is from the 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.

In other ways I just want to live in that fun, light style and not have to think about all of those difficult subjects. And then to follow up with human experimentation just left me feeling less fun and a bit skeeved. The Sweeping Wind, his last book, is his autobiography. Crazy small stuff that affects our ability to survive on earth.

Cazadores de Microbios

It has been astounding journey. The distinction between a Scientist who tries to discover and one who tries to make discoveries fit a pre determent theory is also well developed. It must have been a groundbreaking book when it first came out in the s. Terms for peoples and countries have changed, don’t be put off.

The writing was different. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book encouraged me even more to go into medical research.


Some of his writings created problems for him.

Los Cazadores de Microbios

And, it was written in the s! I cazzdores read this as a ten-year old, but my pleasure in it has hardly diminished in adulthood. 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Miceobios egos, the battles and national politics going alongside are all part of the fantastic breadth of this book. It makes his accuracy seriously questionable especially in the last chapter.

These hunters planted seeds of microbiology so that humans will escape from horrible maladies. Which isn’t too hard, because I’ve only read textbooks microobios now. Trivia About Microbe Hunters. Oct 23, Gustavo Eder Gonzalez Alvarez rated it it was amazing. This fucking geniuses feel like real people. Be the first to ask a question about Los Cazadores de Microbios. I solute them and their tireless, self sacrificing and endless scientific work to discover the workings of kryif microbe.

Despite this I kuif see why this book remains in print. I have basically never written a review before. I guess it shaped my life. For this reason I read it again. Crazy that no one even knew they existed for so long. Seriously, I would actually use the word “swashbuckling” to describe this tale of scientists hunting for microbes.

After reading it inI decided this is how I wanted to spend my life. Nothing outright awful just terminology and tone, but still weird for me. Highly recommended for anyone cazwdores into research or interested in graduate school.

I still enjoyed every chapter. Not just comforting words as her baby turned blue and drown with lungs full of liquid. Beginning with Leeuwenhoek, with chapters on Pasteur x2Koch, through Bruce, Walter Reed and Paul Ehrlich, the essays span the time period from to Reading the book made me think about becoming something other than an astronomer or cosmologist.


They were the first to figure out it was mosquitoes and ticks or even just drinking water that passed the microbes along.

Los Cazadores de Microbios by Paul de Kruif

Because of his service in the Sanitary Corps, he had occasional contacts with leading French biologists of the period. This a tough one for me to rank.

This book is the primer for all further reading in microbes, disease etc. I referred to it in a novel I am writing and realized how important the book was to me. The unique aspect of this book is that it took an honest snapshot of where things stood in This author somehow makes it seem as though he is just telling you a story, as if he is just beside you talking to you. This book was not only a bestseller for a lengthy period after publication, it has remained high se lists of recommended reading for science and has been an inspiration for many aspiring physicians and scientists.

What is particularly impressive is his ability to set each researcher’s accomplishments squarely Written inthis is a classic collection of essays about the pioneers of microbiology.