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The Lives of a Cell

The Lives of a Cell Author Lewis Thomas
ISBN-10 9780140047431
Release 1978
Pages 153
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A physician and cancer researcher shares his personal observations on the uniformity, diversity, interdependence, and strange powers of the earth's life forms



Lives of a Cell

Lives of a Cell Author Lewis Thomas
ISBN-10 9781101667057
Release 1978-02-23
Pages 160
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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."



The Lives of a Cell

The Lives of a Cell Author Lewis Thomas
ISBN-10 1439509360
Release 2008-06-26
Pages 153
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A physician and cancer researcher shares his personal observations on the uniformity, diversity, interdependence, and strange powers of the earth's life forms



Lives of a Cell

Lives of a Cell Author Lewis Thomas
ISBN-10 0606207708
Release 1978
Pages 153
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Reprint of the ed. published by Viking Press, New York.



How We Live and Why We Die The Secret Lives of Cells

How We Live and Why We Die  The Secret Lives of Cells Author Lewis Wolpert
ISBN-10 9780393292725
Release 2011-01-24
Pages 256
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Acclaimed biologist Lewis Wolpert eloquently narrates the basics of human life through the lens of its smallest component: the cell. Everything about our existence-movement and memory, imagination and reproduction, birth, and ultimately death-is governed by our cells. They are the basis of all life in the universe, from bacteria to the most complex animals. In the tradition of the classic Lives of a Cell, but with the benefit of the latest research, Lewis Wolpert demonstrates how human life grows from a single cell into a body, an incredibly complex society of billions of cells. Wolpert goes on to examine the science behind topics that are much discussed but rarely understood—stem-cell research, cloning, DNA, cancer—and explains how all life on earth evolved from just one cell. Lively and passionate, this is an accessible guide to understanding the human body and life itself.



The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Author Rebecca Skloot
ISBN-10 9781400052189
Release 2011
Pages 381
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Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization and gene mapping. Includes reading-group guide. Reprint. A best-selling book.



The Medusa and the Snail

The Medusa and the Snail Author Lewis Thomas
ISBN-10 9781101667064
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 192
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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.



Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Biology of the Cell Author Bruce Alberts
ISBN-10 9781317563747
Release 2017-08-07
Pages 1464
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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.



The Wonderful Mistake

The Wonderful Mistake Author Lewis Thomas
ISBN-10 0192830643
Release 1988
Pages 291
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The Wonderful Mistake has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Wonderful Mistake also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Wonderful Mistake book for free.



Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler s Ninth Symphony

Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler s Ninth Symphony Author Lewis Thomas
ISBN-10 9781101667040
Release 1995-05-01
Pages 176
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This magnificent collection of essays by scientist and National Book Award-winning writer Lewis Thomas remains startlingly relevant for today’s world. Luminous, witty, and provocative, the essays address such topics as “The Attic of the Brain,” “Falsity and Failure,” “Altruism,” and the effects the federal government’s virtual abandonment of support for basic scientific research will have on medicine and science. Profoundly and powerfully, Thomas questions the folly of nuclear weaponry, showing that the brainpower and money spent on this endeavor are needed much more urgently for the basic science we have abandoned—and that even medicine’s most advanced procedures would be useless or insufficient in the face of the smallest nuclear detonation. And in the title essay, he addresses himself with terrifying poignancy to the question of what it is like to be young in the nuclear age. “If Wordsworth had gone to medical school, he might have produced something very like the essays of Lewis Thomas.”—TIME “No one better exemplifies what modern medicine can be than Lewis Thomas.”—The New York Times Book Review



The Life of Super Earths

The Life of Super Earths Author Dimitar Sasselov
ISBN-10 9780465023400
Release 2012-01-24
Pages 240
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"In the past year, we have witnessed unprecedented breakthroughs in the seemingly unrelated fields of synthetic biology and exoplanetary astronomy. Just recently, arsenic-based bacteria was discovered in a California lake-both puzzling and electrifying the scientific world. In The Life of Super-Earths, expert astronomer Dimitar Sasselov aims to highlight these groundbreaking findings and explain how what we learn in the laboratory informs our investigation of the universe, and vice versa. The discovery of a New Earth, or other world, may be in our future. But a truly 'alien' life form is more likely to emerge from our planet's natural environment or in a petri dish at a research lab. We may cross a milestone into the era of synthetic biology under the microscope. These breakthroughs will shed new light on our place in the universe and answer the age-old question: Are we alone in the universe? The Life of Super-Earths offers nothing short of a revolution in our understanding of life and its place in the cosmos"--



Sabertooth

Sabertooth Author Mauricio Antón
ISBN-10 9780253010490
Release 2013-11-22
Pages 268
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With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What’s more, there were other sabertooths that were not cats, animals with exotic names like nimravids, barbourofelids, and thylacosmilids. Some were no taller than a domestic cat, others were larger than a lion, and some were as weird as their names suggest. Sabertooths continue to pose questions even for specialists. What did they look like? How did they use their spectacular canine teeth? And why did they finally go extinct? In this visual and intellectual treat of a book, Mauricio Antón tells their story in words and pictures, all scrupulously based on the latest scientific research. The book is a glorious wedding of science and art that celebrates the remarkable diversity of the life of the not-so-distant past.



The Youngest Science

The Youngest Science Author Lewis Thomas
ISBN-10 9781101667071
Release 1995-05-01
Pages 288
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From the 1920s when he watched his father, a general practitioner who made housecalls and wrote his prescriptions in Latin, to his days in medical school and beyond, Lewis Thomas saw medicine evolve from an art into a sophisticated science. The Youngest Science is Dr. Thomas's account of his life in the medical profession and an inquiry into what medicine is all about--the youngest science, but one rich in possibility and promise. He chronicles his training in Boston and New York, his war career in the South Pacific, his most impassioned research projects, his work as an administrator in hospitals and medical schools, and even his experiences as a patient. Along the way, Thomas explores the complex relationships between research and practice, between words and meanings, between human error and human accomplishment, More than a magnificent autobiography, The Youngest Science is also a celebration and a warning--about the nature of medicine and about the future life of our planet.



The Life of a Cell

The Life of a Cell Author Andrés Llamas Ruiz
ISBN-10 0806997419
Release 1997
Pages 32
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Describes the evolution of the first cell, cellular structures, and the processes by which cells reproduce and form tissues.



Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Author Mary Roach
ISBN-10 0393069192
Release 2004-05-17
Pages 320
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"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.



The Prison Angel

The Prison Angel Author Mary Jordan
ISBN-10 014303717X
Release 2006-05
Pages 237
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Traces the story of Mary Clarke, describing her choice to leave home for a spiritual life among the inmates in one of Mexico's most notorious jails, where she organized the Servants of the Eleventh Hour community of sisters.



The Lives of Things

The Lives of Things Author José Saramago
ISBN-10 9781844678785
Release 2012-04-25
Pages 145
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Collects the author's early short stories, infused with satire and fantastical elements and showcasing his efforts to expose the tyranny of the Salazar regime in his native Portugal.