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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THE MEDUSA AND THE SNAIL: More Notes Of A Biology WatcherUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
This second collection of short pieces by the President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will bring joy to those who delighted in Lives of a Cell. The title essay concerns a jellyfish (the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Diwanna - LibraryThing
This is a collection of essays from a marine biologist. Some of it was interesting, such as the Medusa and the Snail he discovered in a symbiotic relationship off the coast of Greece. Not really my cup of tea. Read full review