Thursday, June 7, 2007

New Books on Immortality

Here is the list of new books on the topic of immortality (no endorsement implied).

The books are listed in reversed chronological order (the most recent books are listed first). To get more information about these books, just click on the titles below:

Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Biotechnologies That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime
by Aubrey de Grey and Michael Rae (Hardcover - Sep 4, 2007)

Here is the Table of Contents for this new book:

Part I
1. The Eureka Moment
2. Wake up - aging kills!
3. Demystifying aging
4. Engineering Rejuvenation

Part II
5. Meltdown of the Cellular Power Plants
6. Getting Off the Grid
7. Upgrading the Biological Incinerators
8. Cutting Free of the Cellular Spider Webs
9. Breaking the Shackles of AGE
10. Putting the Zombies to Rest
11. New Cells for Old
12. Nuclear Mutations and the Total Defeat of Cancer

Part III
13. Getting from here to there: the war on aging
14. Bootstrapping our way to an ageless future
15. War Bonds for the Campaign Against Aging

Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine
by William James (Paperback - April 9, 2007)

Book Description:
Originally a lecture given at Harvard as part of the Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality, this small volume is psychologist William James's updated second edition, which addresses criticisms levied against his original work on the nature of human immortality. James sees the individual soul as part of a greater soul, hidden behind the veil of death. And that greater soul, perhaps God, perhaps an essence that defies description, is eternal. James brings together modern science and mysticism to show his audience that the two are not as incompatible as they might have believed. Spiritual seekers, religious individuals, and even skeptics will find this discussion on the possibility of immortality thought-provoking and electric. American psychologist and philosopher WILLIAM JAMES (1842-1910), brother of novelist Henry James, was a groundbreaking researcher at Harvard University and one of the most popular thinkers of the 19th century. Among his many works are Principles of Psychology (1890) and The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (1902).

Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today
by Sanjay Gupta (Hardcover - April 9, 2007)

Immortality Defended
by John Leslie (Hardcover - April 1, 2007)

Can We Believe In Immortality?
by James H. Snowden (Paperback - Mar 15, 2007)

Raised In Glory: Orthodox Understandings of Death, Resurrection, and Immortality
by John T. Chirban (Paperback - Mar 15, 2007)

Immortality and Intelligence
by Goh Heng Thean (Hardcover - Mar 6, 2007)

Merchants of Immortality: Chasing the Dream of Human Life Extension
by Stephen S. Hall (Paperback - Jan 20, 2005)

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