The Lives of a Cell by Lewis Thomas

The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher is a 1974 collection of 29 essays written by Lewis Thomas for the New England Journal of Medicine during the preceding three years. The pieces are loosely based around the premise that the Earth is perhaps best understood as a cell.

The 261st greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 11th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  2. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)

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The Lives of a Cell Mass Market Paperback 1816004 $15.63 $1.10 1984
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher Paperback 35995 $5.39 $1.48 1978
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