Men, Microscopes, and Living Things

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Men, Microscopes, and Living Things
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First edition
Author Katherine Shippen
Illustrator Anthony Ravielli
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 190 pp

Men, Microscopes, and Living Things is a children's book written by the American author Katherine Shippen and illustrated by Anthony Ravielli. The book was first published in 1955 and is a 1956 Newbery Honor recipient.[1]


Shippen traces the history of biological thought beginning with Aristotle and followed by Pliny, Linnaeus, Cuvier, Lamarck, Darwin, and several others. The book is 190 pages including a 7-page index. [2]


  1. ^ "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present". American Library Association. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  2. ^ Men, Microscopes, and Living Things. New York: Viking Press. 1955.