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- Listening Length: 7 hours and 22 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 11 May 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003LS1GC4
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Immortality: How Science is Extending Your Life Span and Changing the World Audio Download – Unabridged
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Alan McBride Science Reporter Florida's Radio Network
If you are do not have a science background, Part I (Chapters 1-15): "The Scientific Evidence" provides a good background for the biology & medicine. If you have a good background in these areas, you may want to skip to Part II: (Chapters 16-21) "The Impact of Immortality", which is much more interesting.
My background includes microbiology, biochemistry, several years of research into the causes of aging and 2 years as the president of Aeiveos Sciences Group where we studied the molecular biology of aging. I found misinterpretations or errors every few pages in the biology discussions. This is probably more the fault of the publisher who should have had the book reviewed by an expert in the field before publication. The treatment of nanotechnology (Chapter 15) is very simplistic.
Forthcoming books such as Nanomedicine by Robert Freitas will be much better in discussing the nuts & bolts of how you solve the problems of aging. Books such as Caleb Finch's "Longevity, Senescense and the Genome" and Steve Austad's "Why We Age" provide a much better background on the biology of aging.
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This is a wonderful piece of knowledge that should give great insperation to many people. We all know we could go on forever. Read morePublished on 20 Dec. 1998
Walked through this in a series of lunch hours. It may appear to be simple to some, but to me the backgrounding was needed. Read morePublished on 19 Dec. 1998
Ben Bova has, in his book Immortality, accomplished wonderful things. He has managed to make science fun. Read morePublished on 23 Nov. 1998