Long for This World

Long for This World

The Strange Science of Immortality

eBook - 2010 | 1st ed.
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This rollicking scientific adventure story is science writing of the highest order and with the highest stakes. Could we live forever? And if we could--would we want to?--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062000217
0062000217
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 310 p.)
Contents: The phoenix. Immortal longings ; The problem of mortality ; Life and death of a cell ; Into the nest of the phoenix
The hydra. The evolution of aging ; The garbage catastrophe ; The seven deadly things ; The Methuselah wars ; The weakest link
The good life. Long for this work ; The trouble with immortality ; The everlasting yes and no.
Summary: This rollicking scientific adventure story is science writing of the highest order and with the highest stakes. Could we live forever? And if we could--would we want to?--From publisher description.

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lightbytheway
Oct 24, 2010

Long for this World-The Strange Science of Immortality
by Jonathan Weiner

Good information on the biology of aging and gerontology! Also how old age and the science behind prolonguing it affects our society as whole. Interesting read.

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MichaelGR
Oct 17, 2010

Interesting subject matter, but the author gets in the way with his opinions that are rarely based on facts. Better to directly read Aubrey de Grey's book and make up your own mind.

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