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The Lives of a Cell

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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. The result is a provocative book explores in personal, poetic essays topics such as computers, germs, language, music, death, insects, and medicine.

The Lives of a Cell

by Lewis Thomas
About
The Book
Elegant, suggestive, and clarifying, Lewis Thomas's profoundly humane vision explores the world around us and examines the complex interdependence of all things. The result is a provocative book explores in personal, poetic essays topics such as computers, germs, language, music, death, insects, and medicine.
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What Atul Gawande says

I never thought I’d become a doctor / writer. I read Lewis Thomas’s ‘Lives of a Cell’ as an undergraduate and was completely captivated by Thomas’s way of thinking in completely literary terms about science.