René Dubos

René Dubos was a French-American microbiologist, environmentalist, and author known for his research in soil and antibiotic organisms. He is credited with coining the famous maxim 'Think globally, act locally.' Among his achievements, Dubos is recognized for his pioneering work in isolating antibacterial substances from certain soil microorganisms, which led to the discovery of major antibiotics. He also wrote extensively on humanistic and philosophical topics concerning the environment, health, and the interplay between society and ecology. His work has had a lasting impact on environmentalism and public health.


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  1. 1. So Human an Animal

    "So Human an Animal" is a Pulitzer Prize-winning work that explores the complex relationship between the environment and human health. The book argues that the rapid technological advancements and urbanization of the 20th century have negatively impacted human health and happiness. The author suggests that a return to a more natural way of living and a reconnection with nature could help to alleviate these issues. The book is a call to action, urging society to consider the impact of its actions on the environment and human well-being.

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