The Medusa and the Snail

The Medusa and the Snail

Large Print - 1979
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The medusa is a tiny jellyfish 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 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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c1979
ISBN: 9780140243192
Branch Call Number: LP 574.01 THO
Characteristics: 175 p


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Jun 10, 2012

Rich and wonderful to read. It makes you think about what is going on in your life and in the world.

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