Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher.

"We are told that the trouble with Modern Man is that he has been trying to detach himself from nature": First Edition of Lewis Thomas' Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher; Inscribed by Him

Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher.

THOMAS, Lewis.


Item Number: 118459

New York: The Viking Press, 1974.

First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Margaret Carson with regards Lewis Thomas.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed.

Elegant, suggestive, and clarifying, Lewis Thomas's profoundly humane vision explores the world around us and examines the complex interdependence of all things. Extending beyond the usual limitations of biological science and into a vast and wondrous world of hidden relationships, this provocative book explores in personal, poetic essays to topics such as computers, germs, language, music, death, insects, and medicine. Lewis Thomas writes, "Once you have become permanently startled, as I am, by the realization that we are a social species, you tend to keep an eye out for the pieces of evidence that this is, by and large, good for us."

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