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The book of immortality

the science, belief, and magic behind living forever
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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.

StatementAdam Leith Gollner
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LC ClassificationsBD421 .G65 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 402 pages ;
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Open LibraryOL26644793M
ISBN 101439109427, 1439109435
ISBN 139781439109427, 9781439109434, 9781439127889
LC Control Number2013021957
OCLC/WorldCa846732678

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This novel springs from a casual gesture of a woman, seemingly to her swimming instructor. Immortality is the last of a trilogy that includes The Book of Author: Milan Kundera.

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Frank Jennings Tipler (born February 1, ) is an American mathematical physicist and cosmologist, holding a joint appointment in the Departments of Mathematics and Physics at Tulane University.

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a book list by Shannon Turlington, Blogger at Books Worth Reading shelved under Fiction Human beings have been searching for the secret to everlasting life probably since we first grasped the concept of death, and speculative fiction writers have been writing about immortality nearly as long. The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever Adam Leith Gollner.

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It is my pleasure to share with you the power of the resurrection, and I hope it transforms your life as it has my own.

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Brown and Otto Rank. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in Author: Ernest Becker. A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next.

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