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ISBN13: 9780140047431
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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."

Table of Contents

The Lives of a Cell

Thoughts for a Countdown

On Societies as Organisms

A Fear of Pheromones

The Music of This Sphere

An Earnest Proposal

The Technology of Medicine

Vibes

Ceti

The Long Habit

Antaeus in Manhattan

The MBL

Autonomy

Organelles as Organisms

Germs

Your Very Good Health

Social Talk

Information

Death in the Open

Natural Science

Natural Man

The Iks

Computers

The Planning of Science

Some Biomythology

On Various Words

Living Language

On Probability and Possibility

The World's Biggest Membranes

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CMac, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by CMac)
A classic that is more pertinent today than when it was written.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140047431
Author:
Thomas, Lewis
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Biology -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Cytology
Subject:
Science Reference-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19780231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.75x5.02x.47 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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