This is a class on the beginnings of Microbiology. It describes how it was not microbiologists per se but actually but cloth merchants and lens crafters who first discovered the world of microorganisms !!
The class mentions the names of those involved in the discovery of these microorganisms as well as in the inventions of the first microscopes. It also describes the first words used to describe the microbial world and/or the scopes.
The work of the founding fathers of Microbiolofy such as Zacharias Jensen and Anton Van Leuwenhooke are highlighted in the class..
It finally ends with the mention of the theory of Abiogenesis first mentioned by Aristotle and how divergent thoughts started to form with the inception of this theory.
Due to the fact that the author combined pertinent images with written material, the class becomes engaging and the subject becomes interesting to the students.