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La vie, la mort, la vie: Louis Pasteur / Orsenna


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Fremeaux & Associes   Catalog #: FA8138  
Number of Discs: 3 
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This new release is a biography on the life and work of Louis Pasteur, written by French bestselling author Erik Orsenna. He writes of this work: "For thirteen years, every Thursday afternoon, the French Academy has given me the privilege of having as a neighbor the Nobel Prize for Medicine, François Jacob. Like two schoolboys, we chatted. My abysmal ignorance in biology overwhelmed him. It is he who gave me the idea of ??this book: "Since, by some unknown painful chance, you occupy the chair of Pasteur, immerse yourself in his life, you will be obliged to learn a little! Here are some of the main mechanisms of life, told by an ignorant who cares. Here are updates the shenanigans of microbes, here are unveiled the spells of Read more fermentation, here is the adventure of vaccinations. Here, of course, is the victorious war against rabies. Here is Marie: more than a wife, an accomplice, an organizer, an ally in all fights. Here is a father who saw three of his daughters swept away by the disease at two, nine, and twelve years of age. Death will never have forgiven him for making so much progress in life. In this nineteenth century hungry for knowledge, here is the scientist.” Read less

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