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Immortality: How Science Is Extending Your Lifespan, and Changing the World
Immortality How Science Is Extending Your Lifespan and Changing the World
Author: Ben Bova
The first immortals are already living among us. You might be one of them. At first glance, that arresting statement sounds as if it might come from a science fiction story. But it is an astonishing, exciting fact--as explained clearly and cogently by Dr. Ben Bova. In his distinguished career, Dr. Bova has predicted the discovery of life on Mar...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380975181
ISBN-10: 0380975181
Publication Date: 9/1998
Pages: 288
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Publisher: William Morrow Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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This was and is a puff piece. I swear it reads like a revised script for a Discovery Channel special - I can all but see the graphics of the various biological processes at points. Its not bad, but not as good as I'd hoped. It does give a good grounding in biology basics, as well as aging and various attempts to halt or reverse the process.

Bova gets a little annoying nea the end as he tends to label all with concerns over cloning, stem cells and similar issues as knee jerk reactionaries - ones that will inevitably swept away in a cry of "But I don't want to die!"

The time wasn't wasted, but I'm glad I got this one from the library.
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