Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony

Product Number: EB00712648
Released: Apr 01, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101667040
Publisher: Penguin Books
Please log in to view pricing

Description

This magnificent collection of essays by scientist and National Book Award-winning writer Lewis Thomas remains startlingly relevant for today's world. Luminous, witty, and provocative, the essays address such topics as "The Attic of the Brain," "Falsity and Failure," "Altruism," and the effects the federal government's virtual abandonment of support for basic scientific research will have on medicine and science. Profoundly and powerfully, Thomas questions the folly of nuclear weaponry, showing that the brainpower and money spent on this endeavor are needed much more urgently for the basic science we have abandoned—and that even medicine's most advanced procedures would be useless or insufficient in the face of the smallest nuclear detonation. And in the title essay, he addresses himself with terrifying poignancy to the question of what it is like to be young in the nuclear age. "If Wordsworth had gone to medical school, he might have produced something very like the essays of Lewis Thomas."—TIME "No one better exemplifies what modern medicine can be than Lewis Thomas."—The New York Times Book Review

x-large
Author(s): Lewis Thomas
Original Publish Date: May 01, 1995

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Lewis Thomas
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Genre: Science
Product Number C01386
Released: Jul 22, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470310080
eAudio
x-large
Author(s): Lewis Thomas
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Genre: Science
Product Number Z10209
Released: Feb 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490663456

Sign up for our email newsletter