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medusa and the snail

more notes of a biology watcher

by Lewis Thomas

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Published by Bantam Books in Toronto, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biology,
  • Medicine

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLewis Thomas
    The Physical Object
    Pagination146 p. ;
    Number of Pages146
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16667926M
    ISBN 10055313406X

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In its first paperback edition, The Medusa and the Snail won another National Book Award in mater: Princeton University, Harvard Medical School.

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He wrote regularly in the New England Journal of Medicine, and his essays were published in several collections, including The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, which won two National Book Awards and a Christopher Award, and The Medusa and the Snail, which won the National Book Award in Science.

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