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The Wonderful Mistake: Notes Of A Biology Watcher Incorporating The Lives Of A Cell And The Medusa And The Snail (Notes of a Biology Watcher #1-2)

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 1st 1988 by Oxford Paperbacks (first published July 1st 1988)
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A series of essays of about five pages each. They contain a few interesting scientific facts but never go into any depth, so they are very unsatisfying from that point of view. In addition there are the author's fanciful ideas and philosophising, which I found uninteresting. So, for me it was a frustrating waste of time.
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Lewis Thomas (November 25, 1913–December 3, 1993) was a physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, administrator, educator, policy advisor, and researcher.

Thomas was born in Flushing, New York and attended Princeton University and Harvard Medical School. He became Dean of Yale Medical School and New York University School of Medicine, and President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute. His formative
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