WorldCat Identities

Thomas, Lewis 1913-1993

Overview
Works: 143 works in 550 publications in 11 languages and 16,671 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Documentary television programs  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Creator, Speaker, Other
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 )

75 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and Swedish and held by 3,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays which appeared in the New England journal of medicine. His reflections and observations on man and nature, science and life, biology and life and on health and language
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 held by 2,703 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 )

41 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on a variety of topics in medicine and biology
Inventing the truth : the art and craft of memoir by Russell Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine authors discuss the problems and pleasures of reinventing the past
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 689 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 Nobel Conference( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human language series( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores human language, its origins, acquisition and evolution
Life with the pneumococcus : notes from the bedside, laboratory, and library by Robert Austrian( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering the human language : colorless green ideas by Gene Searchinger( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 178 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 174 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 172 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
International symposium on injury, inflammation and immunity by Miles Laboratories( Book )

14 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 155 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 146 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 130 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 )

9 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 110 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 81 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 )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 58 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##
Earthrise : soloists, mixed chorus, orchestra by Ross Lee Finney( )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of a cell by Lewis Thomas( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soubor esejů o zajímavých otázkách dneška, vyplývajících z pokroku biologie, byl vytěžen ze dvou knih známého amerického pracovníka v oboru medicínské a biologické vědy (nar. 1913). Jedna z těchto knih byla v r. 1974 poctěnaNárodní cenou USA
 
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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'escargot
Alternative Names
Lewis Thomas Amerikaans arts (1913-1993)

Lewis Thomas médico, poeta e educador americano

Lewis Thomas US-amerikanischer Mediziner und Essayist

Thomas Lewis

Thomas, Lewis, 1913-

Thomas, Lewis R.

لوئیس توماس

トマス, ルイス

ルイス・トーマス

刘易斯·托马斯

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