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The lives of a cell : notes of a biology watcher

Author: Lewis Thomas
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1978, ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book explores the world around us and examines the complex interdependence of all things.
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Genre/Form: Collected Works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Thomas
ISBN: 0140047433 9780140047431 9781417617135 1417617136
OCLC Number: 3167931
Notes: Essays which appeared in the New England journal of medicine, 1971-73.
Reprint of the ed. published by Viking Press, New York.
Awards: National Book Award for Arts and Letters (Nonfiction), 1974.
Description: 153 pages ; 20 cm
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 membrane.
Responsibility: Lewis Thomas.
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