The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2008
Duration: 4 hours 23 minutes
Lewis Thomas's fascinating observations of the quirkiness of the world's lifeforms cause the listener to ponder simultaneously a tiny organism and the workings of the cosmos. In one chapter he examines the medusa jellyfish and a sea slug, mutually parasitic and dependent on one another. Lewis says, "They remind me of the whole earth at once."
"[Thomas] manages to be poet, scientist, social critic, and Everyman, while writing with prose so clear it's like looking through a jellyfish."-Christian Science Monitor