Microbe Hunters


Explore the world of pioneering scientists in “Microbe Hunters.” Written in 1926, this captivating book popularized germ theory and is perfect for curious minds of all ages.

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Step into the enthralling world of “Microbe Hunters” by Paul de Kruif, a book that not only educates but also entertains. Published in 1926, this non-fiction classic played a pivotal role in popularizing the germ theory of disease, transforming how we think about medicine. De Kruif’s engaging style, filled with vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, makes the scientific journey accessible for both adults and kids. You’ll meet trailblazing scientists like Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch, who risked it all to unlock the secrets of the microscopic world. The book’s historical significance and captivating storytelling make it a must-read for families. It’s a perfect blend of history, science, and drama that will ignite curiosity and inspire future scientists, all while offering a fun and educational family reading experience.

Book Size

5.5 x 8.5 in


Black & white

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Cormorant Garamond 11.5pt


18 black and white images

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Softcover, Hardcover, PDF



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