Lewis Thomas

Lewis Thomas was an American physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, administrator, educator, policy advisor, and researcher. He is known for his reflective essays on the human condition and the practice of medicine.


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  1. 1. The Lives of a Cell

    This book is a collection of 29 essays that explore the world of science and biology, providing insights into the interconnectedness of life on Earth. The author uses metaphors and analogies to explain complex scientific concepts, such as the similarities between Earth and a single cell. The essays cover a wide range of topics, including the behavior of bacteria, the possibility of life on other planets, and the role of language in human evolution. The book emphasizes the importance of understanding and respecting the complexity and beauty of life.

    The 1852nd Greatest Book of All Time