Lives of a Cell

Front Cover
Bantam, 1974 - Biology
109 Reviews

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Amazing science writing. - Goodreads
A wonderful book, packed with fascinating insights. - Goodreads
insightful. the introduction, that is. - Goodreads
His writing is rather like that of Stephen Jay Gould. - Goodreads

Review: The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher

User Review  - Rlotz - Goodreads

I've been looking forward to reading this book for quite a while—partially because it has gotten such good reviews on Amazon, and partially because I like reading essays on biology. But now, after ... Read full review

Review: The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher

User Review  - J Boyd - Goodreads

Honestly, it has been a long time since I read this book but I remember enjoying Thomas' essays immensely. Read full review


The Lives of a Cell
A Fear of Pheromones
An Earnest Proposal

4 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1974)

Thomas was a physician, researcher, author, and teacher best known for his essays, which contain lucid meditations and reflections on a wide range of topics. He was a former dean of New York University Medical School and president of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Bibliographic information