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Louis Pasteur His Life and Labours

By: Rene Vallery-Radot
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Louis Pasteur: His Life and Labours" by René Vallery-Radot is a captivating biography of the eminent scientist Louis Pasteur, whose groundbreaking discoveries revolutionized the fields of microbiology, vaccination, and medicine. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Vallery-Radot meticulously chronicles Pasteur's life, from his humble beginnings to his towering achievements. As a pioneering scientist, Pasteur's research into germ theory and microbiology laid the foundation for modern medicine. His development of vaccines, including the rabies vaccine, saved countless lives and paved the way for future immunization efforts. Additionally, Pasteur's invention of pasteurization transformed food safety standards, preventing the spread of harmful bacteria and extending the shelf life of perishable goods. Vallery-Radot skillfully delves into Pasteur's scientific methodologies and innovative approaches, providing insight into his rigorous experimentation and revolutionary thinking. Through meticulous research and engaging narrative, the biography offers readers a comprehensive understanding of Pasteur's enduring legacy as a visionary scientist and humanitarian. "Louis Pasteur: His Life and Labours" stands as a testament to Pasteur's enduring impact on science and society, showcasing his remarkable contributions to the advancement of human health and knowledge.

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Rene Vallery-Radot

René Vallery-Radot was a French writer who was born in Paris on October 1, 1853 and died there on January 24, 1933. He was also the son-in-law of Louis Pasteur, on whom he published the first biography. He was born in Paris, France, to Vincent-Felix Vallery-Radot (1814-1876), a journalist, Louvre librarian, and French politician, and his wife Rosella Guiard (1826-1916), the niece of novelist Eugène Sue and Gabriel-Marie Legouve, a member of the French Academy. He attended the College de l'Immaculee-Conception at Vaugirard, where he met Louis Pasteur's son, Jean-Baptiste Pasteur, and later studied law at the University of Paris. In 1876, he was appointed secretary to François Buloz, director of the Revue des Deux Mondes. Between 1874 and 1878, he wrote two works. In 1879, he was appointed secretary to Charles de Freycinet, Minister of Public Works, Foreign Affairs, and finally Prime Minister. On November 4, 1879, he married Louis Pasteur's daughter, Marie-Louise, and they had two children, Camille (1880-1922) and Louis.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 176 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363051498
  • ISBN-13: 9789363051492
  • Item Weight: 228.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 10.0mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Biography & Autobiography / General