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The Book of Immortality

The Science, Belief, And Magic Behind Living Forever

By Adam Gollner, 1976-

Journalist Adam Leith Gollner weaves together religion, science, and mythology in an exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality. Raised without religion, Gollner was struck by mankind's tireless efforts to cheat aging and death. In a narrative that pivots between profundity and hilarity, he brings us into the world of those whose lives are shaped by a belief in immortality. Combining immersive reporting, rigorous research, and lyrical prose, he charts the rise of longevity science from its alchemical beginnings to modern-day genetic interventions, and delves into the symbolic representation of eternal life and its connection to water. Interlaced throughout is a meditation on the nature of belief, showing how every story we tell about immortality is a story about the meaning of death.--From publisher description.

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Format: Book
Author: Gollner, Adam, 1976-
Summary: Journalist Adam Leith Gollner weaves together religion, science, and mythology in an exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality. Raised without religion, Gollner was struck by mankind's tireless efforts to cheat aging and death. In a narrative that pivots between profundity and hilarity, he brings us into the world of those whose lives are shaped by a belief in immortality. Combining immersive reporting, rigorous research, and lyrical prose, he charts the rise of longevity science from its alchemical beginnings to modern-day genetic interventions, and delves into the symbolic representation of eternal life and its connection to water. Interlaced throughout is a meditation on the nature of belief, showing how every story we tell about immortality is a story about the meaning of death.--From publisher description.
Title: The book of immortality : the science, belief, and magic behind living forever / Adam Leith Gollner.
Publisher Date: New York : Scribner, 2013.
Subject: Immortality (Philosophy) Immortality Future life Immortalism.
Isbn: 9781439109427 (hbk. : alk. paper) 1439109427 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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System Items Available: 2
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Call Number: 129 Gol
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Bib Id: 443501

Format: Book
Author: Gollner, Adam, 1976-
Summary: Journalist Adam Leith Gollner weaves together religion, science, and mythology in an exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality. Raised without religion, Gollner was struck by mankind's tireless efforts to cheat aging and death. In a narrative that pivots between profundity and hilarity, he brings us into the world of those whose lives are shaped by a belief in immortality. Combining immersive reporting, rigorous research, and lyrical prose, he charts the rise of longevity science from its alchemical beginnings to modern-day genetic interventions, and delves into the symbolic representation of eternal life and its connection to water. Interlaced throughout is a meditation on the nature of belief, showing how every story we tell about immortality is a story about the meaning of death.--From publisher description.
Title: The book of immortality : the science, belief, and magic behind living forever / Adam Leith Gollner.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scribner, 2013.
Description: x, 402 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Immortality (Philosophy)
Subjects: Immortality
Subjects: Future life
Subjects: Immortalism.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 382-388) and index.
LCCN: 2013021957
ISBN: 9781439109427 (hbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1439109427 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 129 Gol