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The Lives of a Cell by Lewis Thomas
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Mar 03, 2009

it was amazing
Read in October, 2008

Ever have a book give you a deeper appreciation for life by revealing your ignorance? And this type of revealing ignorance doesn't make you feel bad or inadequate. You just kinda feel the need to keep reading and learn more. It makes you never want to be ignorant again. Well, in my case it did.

Discusses the concept of the earth as a larger version of a cell. Down to the structures, to our interactions. So the "lives of the cell" are the occurrences of our everyday life. Visible and "invisible".

A good companion book to this is Don Delillo's WHITE NOISE.

The overall arc of LIVES OF A CELL is dealt with in WHITE NOISE.
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