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Immortality

(1990)
How Science is Extending Your Life Span and Changing the World
A non fiction book by

 
 
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 Mars, the space race of the 1960s, solar-powered satellites, the discovery of organic chemicals in interstellar space, virtual reality, the Strategic Defense Initiative, the advent of international peacekeeping forces, the discovery of ice on the Moon, and electronic book publishing Now he explores the future effects of science and technology on the human life span--and discovers that one day, death will no longer be the inevitable end of life.

Dr. Bova guides readers through worldwide research into the biochemical processes that cause aging and death, and shows what scientists are discovering about stopping, perhaps even reversing these processes According to Dr. Bova, if you have a normal life expectancy today, the medical and biological advances that will be achieved over the next ten to twenty years will probably allow you to live long past one hundred The longer you live, the more knowledge scientists will glean, and the further they will be able to extend your life span.

With crystal-clear, utterly accessible prose Dr. Bova explains how science could maintain the youth and vigor of a fifty-year-old indefinitely, perhaps even reversing the effects of aging He also offers provocative thoughts on the tumultuous societal consequences of such biomedical breakthroughs, as greatly extended life spans and virtual immortality transform institutions like Medicare, Social Security, pension plans, life insurance, even the very foundations of work and retirement Here is a compelling, startling, understandable, and vitally important study of the greatest challenge--and the most tantalizing opportunity--ever faced by humankind.

    

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Used availability for Ben Bova's Immortality

Hardback Editions

September 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Immortality:: How Science Is Extending Your Life Span--and Changing The World
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-380-97518-1 / 978-0-380-97518-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

December 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Immortality:: How Science Is Extending Your Life Span--and Changing The World
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-380-79318-0 / 978-0-380-79318-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Immortality: How Science is Extending Your Life Span and Changing the World
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-5113-9513-3 / 978-1-5113-9513-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Immortality: How Science is Extending Your Life Span and Changing the World
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Immortality: How Science is Extending Your Life Span and Changing the World
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Immortality: How Science is Extending Your Life Span and Changing the World
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2001 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Immortality
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-59040-128-X / 978-1-59040-128-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
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August 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Immortality
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-7871-1996-2 / 978-0-7871-1996-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Immortality: How Science Is Extending Your Life Span--and Changing The World
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
Availability: Amazon