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The Fragile Species by Lewis Thomas
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The Fragile Species (edition 1996)

by Lewis Thomas (Author)

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The author of The Lives of a Cell and The Medusa and the Snail now raises challenging questions about some of the major issues of our time--AIDS, drug abuse, and aging. With extraordinary perception, he discusses topics such as evolutionary biology, the development of language, the therapeutic aspects of medicine, and his love for his profession.… (more)
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Title:The Fragile Species
Authors:Lewis Thomas (Author)
Info:Simon & Schuster (1996), Edition: 2nd Touchstone ed., 208 pages
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A series of essays on both medicine and biology written for other publications and collected here. This means there is some repitition but that is really the only complaint. The essays are well-written and timely for now even though most were written about 20 years ago. A thoughtful and interesting read.
  amyem58 | Jul 3, 2014 |
Another collection of essays from my favorite writer. Anything Lewis Thomas writes is worth reading and always yields the pleasure of reading really fine writing and creative thinking from a first-class brain. ( )
  bookcrazed | May 24, 2006 |
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The author of The Lives of a Cell and The Medusa and the Snail now raises challenging questions about some of the major issues of our time--AIDS, drug abuse, and aging. With extraordinary perception, he discusses topics such as evolutionary biology, the development of language, the therapeutic aspects of medicine, and his love for his profession.

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