The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher

The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher

by Lewis Thomas
     
 

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Lewis Thomas has been compared to a philosopher who uses the language of biology. With the medusa as a metaphor for life, he continues the exploration of the world he began in The Lives of a Cell. Among his offerings are essays on the genius of human error, cloning, disease and natural death, and an assessment of contemporary health care-all of it conveyed

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Lewis Thomas has been compared to a philosopher who uses the language of biology. With the medusa as a metaphor for life, he continues the exploration of the world he began in The Lives of a Cell. Among his offerings are essays on the genius of human error, cloning, disease and natural death, and an assessment of contemporary health care-all of it conveyed in an eloquent prose that is a delight to hear. Listening to this tape is like being fortunate enough to sit next to the most intelligent and witty guest at a dinner party.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140243192
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/12/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
329,118
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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