The Medusa and the Snail - more notes of a biology watcher *pre-loved*
The medusa is a tiny jellyfish that lives on the ventral surface of a sea slug found in the Bay of Naples. Readers will find themselves caught up in the fate of the medusa and the snail as a metaphor for eternal issues of life and death as Lewis Thomas further extends the exploration of man and his world begun in The Lives of a Cell. Among the treasures in this magnificent book are essays on the human genius for making mistakes, on disease and natural death, on cloning, on warts, and on Montaigne, as well as an assessment of medical science and health care. In these essays and others, Thomas once again conveys his observations of the scientific world in prose marked by wonder and wit.
This is a pre-loved hardback of The Medusa and the Snail, by Lewis Thomas. The book was first published in 1979 and this edition was printed in 1980. The book is in very good condition, with only very minor wear and creasing to the dust jacket, slight fading to the spine, and very minor browning to page edges.