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

Author: Lewis Thomas; Stuart Langton; Blackstone Audiobooks.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lewis Thomas has been compared to a philosopher who uses the language of biology. With the medusa as a metaphor for life, he continues the exploration of the world he began in The Lives of a Cell. Among his offerings are essays on the genius of human error, cloning, disease and natural death, and an assessment of contemporary health care-all of it conveyed in an eloquent prose that is a delight to hear. Listening to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Thomas; Stuart Langton; Blackstone Audiobooks.
ISBN: 9781433283734 1433283735
OCLC Number: 212380706
Notes: Unabridged.
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Title from image on Web page (viewed Feb. 28, 2008).
Previously released on compact disc, 2000.
Performer(s): Read by Stuart Langston.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Responsibility: Lewis Thomas.

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Lewis Thomas has been compared to a philosopher who uses the language of biology. With the medusa as a metaphor for life, he continues the exploration of the world he began in The Lives of a Cell. Among his offerings are essays on the genius of human error, cloning, disease and natural death, and an assessment of contemporary health care-all of it conveyed in an eloquent prose that is a delight to hear. Listening to this tape is like being fortunate enough to sit next to the most intelligent and witty guest at a dinner party.

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