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How to Live Forever Or Die Trying

On the New Immortality
A non fiction book by

"I want to live for ever" sang the Kids from Fame, and they are not alone: the search for immortality has been a constant human refrain throughout history. But medical science has improved at an exponential rate in recent decades and there are those who believe that the ability to cheat death will soon be within our reach: the first person to live to be 1,000 years old has, they say, already been born. What has happened to get people so excited about the prospect of eternal life? And if they are right, what would it mean for us as human beings? If death became negotiable, would we still fall in love or have children? Would we still, in fact, be human? HOW TO LIVE FOREVER OR DIE TRYING tackles these and myriad other questions with dazzling skill. Funny, thought-provoking and often profound, it manages to grapple with the big issues of existence without blinding the reader with science, and sheds new light on why we are the way we are.


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February 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: How to Live Forever or Die Trying: On the New Immortality
Author(s): Bryan Appleyard
ISBN: 1-4165-2283-2 / 978-1-4165-2283-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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January 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: How To Live Forever Or Die Trying: On The New Immortality
ISBN: 0-7432-6868-7 / 978-0-7432-6868-4 (USA edition)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA