Fun with Google Books – Old Books on Bacteria

After discovering a copy of this great 100 year old book on “Bacteria in relation to Country Life” on Google Books I decided to snoop around for other old books on bacteria: Microbiology of the Built Environment – as of ~ 100 years ago: Bacteria in relation to country life

The Bacteria by Antoine Magnin in 1880

Lectures on bacteria – Page 1 – by Anton Bary 1887
If you expand the search to “microbes” you get some other interesting ones
I am sure there are many others that are fascinating there. It is always interesting to me to see what people were thinking about in terms of microbes in the past. And Google Books is one heck of a convenient way to do this.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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