The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher
The medusa is a tiny jellfish that lives on the ventral surface of a sea slug found in the Bay of Naples. Readers will find themselves caught up in the fate of the medusa and the snail as a metaphor for eternal issues of life and death as Lewis Thomas further extends the exploration of a man and his world begun in "The Lives of a Cell." Among the treasures in this magnificent book are essays on the human genius for making mistakes, on disease and natural death, on cloning, on warts, and on Montaigne, as well as an assessment of medical science and health care. In these essays and others, Thomas once again conveys his observations of the scientific world in prose marked by wonder and wit.
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Review: The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology WatcherUser Review - Sam Motes - Goodreads
An interesting collection of thoughts by a prominent biologist on a diverse set of topics. His since of humor makes this an engaging read. Read full review
Review: The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology WatcherUser Review - Emily Slutsky - Goodreads
The eloquent ruminations of one of medicine's greatest thinkers and philosophers. Read full review