Long for This World
The Strange Science of ImmortalityBook - 2010
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.”
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?
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.