WorldCat Identities

Thomas, Lewis 1913-1993

Overview
Works: 129 works in 538 publications in 9 languages and 16,191 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary television programs  Popular works  Documentary films  Musical settings  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: QH331, 574
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lewis Thomas
The lives of a cell; notes of a biology watcher by Lewis Thomas( Book )

77 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 3,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays which appeared in the New England journal of medicine, 1971-73
The medusa and the snail : more notes of a biology watcher by Lewis Thomas( Book )

39 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on warts, DNA, cloning, and medical economics
Late night thoughts on listening to Mahler's Ninth symphony by Lewis Thomas( Book )

40 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN 0670703907 LCCN 8347932
The fragile species by Lewis Thomas( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on a variety of topics in medicine and biology
Et cetera, et cetera : notes of a word-watcher by Lewis Thomas( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes up the origin of words, the development of language, and the light that words--simple but important words--shed on the history of mankind and how language preserves us, binds us, and makes us a social species
The manipulation of life by Robert Esbjornson( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human language series( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores human language, its origins, acquisition and evolution
Discovering the human language : colorless green ideas by Gene Searchinger( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First of three programs on human language. Explores power and limitations of language and the achievements of the expression of abstract concepts and the ability to say entirely new things and have them understood. Discusses words, sentences and universal grammar
The medusa and the snail : more notes of a biology watcher by Lewis Thomas( )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Thomas has been compared to a philosopher who uses the language of biology. His fascinating observations on the quirkiness of the world's infinite creations causes the listener to ponder the workings of the cosmos through the most microscopic of life forms. The medusa, a tiny jellyfish that lives on the ventral surface of a sea slug, becomes a metaphor for eternal issues of life and death as Thomas further extends the exploration of man and his world which he began in The Lives of a Cell. In this 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
The human language evolves : with and without words( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third of three programs on human language. Explores why and how human language may have evolved, and its possible biological basis. Linguists and educators discuss universal facial expressions, differences in communication style between men and women, body language and gesture, and more, defining some of the power of human language
Life with the pneumococcus : notes from the bedside, laboratory, and library by Robert Austrian( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International symposium on injury, inflammation and immunity by Miles Laboratories( Book )

14 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long line of cells : collected essays by Lewis Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lasker awards : four decades of scientific medical progress by Lewis Thomas( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rheumatic fever : a symposium held at the University of Minnesota on November 29, 30, and December 1, 1951 by Minnesota Heart Association( Book )

10 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rheumatisches Fieber
The fragile species by Lewis Thomas( Recording )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays dealing with everything from AIDS to ozone depletion, to the birth of language, showing the author's ability to cut through the fog of modern problems and pressing issues of our time
La Méduse et l'escargot by Lewis Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un recueil de conférences prononcées en différentes circonstances par l'auteur, biologiste fort connu aux Etats-Unis. Les sujets traités sont donc variés. Le style est vivant et léger, teinté d'humour. Une oeuvre scientifico-philosophique fort attachante, classée "Livre du mois" par la revue ##Québec science##
Zui zhi ling de ke xue : yi wei wei da yi shi de guan cha by Lewis Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The youngest science : notes of a medicine-watcher by Lewis Thomas( Book )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Amerikaanse arts
Earthrise : soloists, mixed chorus, orchestra by Ross Lee Finney( )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The lives of a cell; notes of a biology watcher
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The medusa and the snail : more notes of a biology watcherLate night thoughts on listening to Mahler's Ninth symphonyThe fragile speciesEt cetera, et cetera : notes of a word-watcherThe medusa and the snail : more notes of a biology watcherLa Méduse et l'escargotThe youngest science : notes of a medicine-watcher
Alternative Names
Lewis Thomas Amerikaans arts (1913-1993)

Lewis Thomas US-amerikanischer Mediziner und Essayist

Thomas Lewis

Thomas, Lewis, 1913-

Thomas, Lewis R.

لوئیس توماس

トマス, ルイス

劉易斯·托馬斯

Languages
English (318)

Spanish (13)

Chinese (11)

Japanese (8)

French (3)

Turkish (3)

Swedish (2)

Arabic (1)

Czech (1)