A Beginner's Guide to Immortality

A Beginner's Guide to Immortality

From Alchemy to Avatars

Book - 2015
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Drawing on evidence from 2700 BCE to present day, the author explores the ways people have attempted to cheat death
Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781771470452
1771470453
Characteristics: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Holinaty, Josh 1983-- Illustrator

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martha_w Jan 24, 2016

This is a really excellent piece of kids' nonfiction tackling a tricky topic very adeptly. The information is framed as a series of options for achieving immortality, which is actually a very smart way to organize this. It tackles everything from the philosopher's stone to the fountain of youth to real-life communities of extraordinarily long-lived people. The information itself is really interesting -- I kept reading little tidbits aloud to my roommate -- and the illustrations and overall design are incredibly appealing. Recommended for kids and adults alike.

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