Long for This World

Long for This World

The Strange Science of Immortality

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Draws on interviews with leading researchers to explore the possibility of human immortality and whether or not it could be attainable in the near future, and explains the science behind the most cutting-edge research in the field.


“[A] searching and surprisingly witty look at the scientific odds against tomorrow.”
—Timothy Ferris

Jonathan Weiner—winner of the  Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and one of the most distinguished popular science writers in America—examines “the strange science of immortality” in Long for This World. A fast-paced, sure-to-astonish scientific adventure from “one of our finest science journalists” (Jonah Lehrer), Weiner’s Long for This World addresses the ageless question, “Is there a secret to eternal youth?” And has it, at long last, been found?

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning popular-science writer embarks on a quest to find out if human immortality is possible, and even attainable in our own time, by interviewing leading researchers and explaining the science behind the most cutting-edge research in the field. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers, c2010
ISBN: 9780060765361
Characteristics: x, 310 p. ; 24 cm


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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.

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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