The medusa and the snail: more notes of a biology watcher

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Astute observations on the fates of the medusa, a parasitical jellyfish, and the sea slug to which it attaches itself touch upon eternal issues of life and death
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Lewis Thomas has been compared to a philosopher who uses the language of biology. His fascinating observations on the quirkiness of the world's infinite creations causes the listener to ponder the workings of the cosmos through the most microscopic of life forms.

The medusa, a tiny jellyfish that lives on the ventral surface of a sea slug, becomes a metaphor for eternal issues of life and death as Thomas further extends the exploration of man and his world which he began 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 his eloquent prose marked by wonder and wit.

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subject_facet Biology, Medicine
title_display The medusa and the snail : more notes of a biology watcher
title_full The Medusa and the Snail More Notes of a Biology Watcher, The medusa and the snail : more notes of a biology watcher / Lewis Thomas, The medusa and the snail [electronic resource] : more notes of a biology watcher / Lewis Thomas
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