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The Resource The living end : the future of death, aging, and immortality, Guy Brown

The living end : the future of death, aging, and immortality, Guy Brown

Label
The living end : the future of death, aging, and immortality
Title
The living end
Title remainder
the future of death, aging, and immortality
Statement of responsibility
Guy Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Death is not what it once was. The decline of acute death by infections, starvation, violence and heart attack has allowed people to reach extreme old age, but has ushered in disability, dementia and degenerative disease, with profound consequences for the self and society. The future of death is even more extreme, and constitutes one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. In chapters echoing Dante's nine circles of hell, Dr. Guy Brown explores these vital issues at various levels, from the cell, to the whole body, to society. He reveals that cell death is central to cutting edge biology and medicine, from embryo formation to cancer cures. He tracks the seismic shifts in the causes and character of death that are rocking medicine. And he reveals how technological innovations, such as cloning and electronic interfaces, hint at new modes of survival after death."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Guy C
Dewey number
571.939
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH530
LC item number
.B76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 A-172
  • WT 116
NLM item number
B877L 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death (Biology)
  • Death
  • Attitude to Death
  • Aging
  • Death (Biology)
  • Actitud hacia la muerte
  • Certificación de defunción
  • Muerte
  • Envejecimiento
Label
The living end : the future of death, aging, and immortality, Guy Brown
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0903/2009417731.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Interlude 3 : The search for immortality
  • 4.
  • Death is falling apart
  • Interlude 4 : The immortals of Luggnagg
  • 5.
  • Losing your marbles
  • Interlude 5 : The mortal soul
  • 6.
  • Digital self
  • Interlude 6 : The fear of death
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Cellular death
  • Interlude 7 : When do we become old?
  • 8.
  • Aging
  • Interlude 8 : Should death be resisted?
  • 9.
  • Immortality
  • Postscript : And how should we die?
  • References
  • Beginnings and endings
  • Index
  • Interlude 1 : A brief history of death and damnation
  • 2.
  • The changing face of death
  • Interlude 2 : The meaning of death
  • 3.
  • Kicking the bucket
Control code
ocm85689607
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vi, 278 pages
Isbn
9780230517578
Lccn
2009417731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85689607
  • (OCoLC)85689607
Label
The living end : the future of death, aging, and immortality, Guy Brown
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0903/2009417731.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Interlude 3 : The search for immortality
  • 4.
  • Death is falling apart
  • Interlude 4 : The immortals of Luggnagg
  • 5.
  • Losing your marbles
  • Interlude 5 : The mortal soul
  • 6.
  • Digital self
  • Interlude 6 : The fear of death
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Cellular death
  • Interlude 7 : When do we become old?
  • 8.
  • Aging
  • Interlude 8 : Should death be resisted?
  • 9.
  • Immortality
  • Postscript : And how should we die?
  • References
  • Beginnings and endings
  • Index
  • Interlude 1 : A brief history of death and damnation
  • 2.
  • The changing face of death
  • Interlude 2 : The meaning of death
  • 3.
  • Kicking the bucket
Control code
ocm85689607
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vi, 278 pages
Isbn
9780230517578
Lccn
2009417731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85689607
  • (OCoLC)85689607

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