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

 
 
 
 
The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher
Author: Lewis Thomas
ISBN 13: 9780140243192
ISBN 10: 140243194
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1995-01-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $15.00
 
 

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.