The Lives of a Cell

The Lives of a Cell Notes of a Biology Watcher

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Publisher's Synopsis

Elegant, suggestive, and clarifying, Lewis Thomas's profoundly humane vision explores the world around us and examines the complex interdependence of all things.  Extending beyond the usual limitations of biological science and into a vast and wondrous world of hidden relationships, this provocative book explores in personal, poetic essays to topics such as computers, germs, language, music, death, insects, and medicine.  Lewis Thomas writes, "Once you have become permanently startled, as I am, by the realization that we are a social species, you tend to keep an eye out for the pieces of evidence that this is, by and large, good for us."

Book information

ISBN: 9780140047431
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 574
DEWEY edition: 18
Language: English
Number of pages: 153
Weight: 124g
Height: 130mm
Width: 194mm
Spine width: 13mm