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The author of The Lives of a Cell and The Medusa and the Snail now raises challenging questions about some of the major issues of our time--AIDS, drug abuse, and aging. With extraordinary perception, he discusses topics such as evolutionary biology, the development of language, the therapeutic aspects of medicine, and his love for his profession.
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The author of The Lives of a Cell and The Medusa and the Snail now raises challenging questions about some of the major issues of our time--AIDS, drug abuse, and aging. With extraordinary perception, he discusses topics such as evolutionary biology, the development of language, the therapeutic aspects of medicine, and his love for his profession.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780684843025
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 783,552
  • Product dimensions: 0.48 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2007

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    This is a great book, written by the late Lewis Thomas, who cared deeply about living things on this planet and their future. It's beautifully written, and I found practically every sentence a pleasure to read. I may be a touch biased, however, due to my fascination with biology. In a sense, the book is centered around the author's expertise in basic biology, and topics such as the threat of large scale nuclear war extend from this knowledge base. Fifteen years after its publication the book is not dated at all, as its message that humans must behave more prudently and compassionately, toward one another and toward the earth itself, to avoid extinction, is obviously still very much relevant today.

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