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The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher
by Lewis Thomas | Science
Registered by monado of Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, June 30, 2003
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Journal Entry 1 by monado from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, June 30, 2003

9 out of 10

Fascinating essays on the nature of biology. Contains one of my favourite essays, "On Warts."

Check out this short biography: http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/litlinks/essays/Thomas.htm.

The ISBN of my copy is 0670465682.

Books by Lewis Thomas:
- The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
- The Medusa and the Snail More Notes of a Biology Watcher
- The Fragile Species
- The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine Watcher
- Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony

Books by Stephen Jay Gould:
- Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
- An Urchin in the Storm: Essays about Books and Ideas
- Leonardo's Mountain of Clams & the Diet of Worms: Essays on Natural History
- The Mismeasure of Man
- Bully for Brontosaurus
- Ever Since Darwin
- The Panda's Thumb
- The Flamingo's Smile
- Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes
- Eight Little Piggies
- Dinosaur in a Haystack
- I Have Landed: The End of a Beginning in Natural History

Other books:
- Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
- The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

For more about the speed of evolution, see my review of The Beak of the Finch


Journal Entry 2 by monado from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, September 24, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Lent to a colleague, Smookski, who is also interested in good writing about science. 


Journal Entry 3 by monado from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, December 22, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Back from Smookski until she has more time to read it. 




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