Lives of a Cell

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Bantam, 1974 - Biology
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Amazing science writing. - Goodreads
A wonderful book, packed with fascinating insights. - Goodreads
insightful. the introduction, that is. - Goodreads
Beautiful writing, beautiful mind, beautiful soul. - Goodreads
His writing is rather like that of Stephen Jay Gould. - Goodreads

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

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I enjoyed reading these short essays; Lewis Thomas makes some insightful observations about human society, medicine, language, and the conduct of science, among other things. Because I found it ... Read full review

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

User Review  - A. - Goodreads

Compilation of couple-paged essays makes for perfectly stimulating yet calming bedtime reading. Read full review

Contents

The Lives of a Cell
1
A Fear of Pheromones
17
An Earnest Proposal
29
Copyright

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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.

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