Mortal Coil: A Short History of Living Longer

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An obsession with perpetual youth may seem a particularly modern phenomenon, but it is a goal that western scientists and philosophers have aspired to (and worked towards) for the last four hundred years. Mortal Coil explores the medical, scientific, and philosophical theories behind the quest for the prolongation of human life. It was a conundrum that intrigued Sir Francis Bacon and underpinned the scientific revolution; ideas of ultimate perfectibility, indefinite progress, and worldly rather than heavenly immortality ...

Mortal Coil: A Short History of Living Longer 2009, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300158250

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Mortal Coil: A Short History of Living Longer 2008, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300117783

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