René Dubos

A God Within – René  Dubos

Synopsis: Written in 1972. His perspectives on the ecological crisis.


Celebrations of Life - René Dubos 1981

Amazon Synopsis: Rene Dubos, world-renowned scientist, humanist, and Pulitzer-prize winning author presents his ideas about human life and our relationship to the earth.


Man Adapting - René Dubos 1966

Synopsis: The biological and social problems of human adaptation, including nutrition, the co-evolution of diseases, indigenous microbiota, environmental pollution, and population growth. Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Award for 1966.

Man, Medicine, and Environment - René Dubos 1968

Quote: "The most impressive aspect of the law of the jungle is not ruthless competition and destruction, but rather interdependence and co-existence."  - René Dubos, Man, Medicine, and Environment


Only One Earth: The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet - René Dubos and Barbara Ward 1983

Synopsis: The authors wrote Only One Earth in conjunction with the UN Conference on the Human Environment at Stockholm in 1972. information was contributed from 150 other experts from 58 countries.


So Human an Animal: How We Are Shaped by Surroundings and Events - René Dubos 1998

Amazon Synopsis: Noble Prize winner. Is the human species becoming dehumanized by the condition of his environment? So Human an Animal is an attempt to address this broad concern, and explain why so little is being done to address this issue. The book sounds both an urgent warning, and offers important policy insights into how this trend toward dehumanization can be halted and finally reversed.

The Wooing of Earth - René Dubos 1981

Amazon Synopsis: New perspectives on man's use of nature. This Is essential To A Balance and understanding Of The Environmental Crisis And Of The Course We Must Take To Ensure The Mutually Beneficial Interplay Of Human kind And Earth.

The World of René Dubos: A Collection from His Writings - René Dubos 1990

Discoverer of the first antibiotics, Dubos (1901-82) first began his career in soil science. His work on soil microbes, which break down plant cellulose, led to parallel work on a microbe that would break down pneumococcus, the bacteria that causes pneumonia. While his orientation changed from agriculture to medicine, Dubos's concern for the Earth remained constant, and his work on behalf of the environment helped change public policy.

This collection presents 43 essays and papers in eight sections: Celebrations of Life; From Soil Ecology; The Antibiotics; Living with Microbes; Civilization and Human Biology; Reason and Will; Man in the Biosphere; The Built Environment; and Think Globally, Act Locally. Important for students of scientific and environmental research.

-Hilary D. Burton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Livermore, Cal.

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