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Et Cetera, Et Cetera: Notes of a Word-Watcher

by Lewis Thomas

A philologist's gold mine! Thomas recounts the history of the usage of words as well as the etymology of English words. The Latin, Greek and Sanskrit roots are accurate. (Note to parents: this book does cover some words which you might not want your youth to read without your supervision.) Index of English words (back of book) provides a fine resource for students. A funny, informative and creative look at words. A fascinating read.

Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher

by Lewis Thomas

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 and language.

Natural Obsessions: The Search for the Oncogene

by Lewis Thomas Natalie Angier

The discovery of these genes and their role in human malignancy has been one of the most dramatic events in biology in the late twentieth century. In this book, Angier describes scientist Bob Weinberg, his research lab, and the dozens of scientists who work towards understanding the oncogene. She describes the dynamic of the lab and its workers as well as the details of each gene experiment.

The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher

by Lewis Thomas

From the 1920s when he watched his father, a general practitioner who made house calls 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.

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