Book Trailer of the Week

January 7, 2011

In recognition of the new year and the steady march of time, our first Book Trailer of the Week for 2011 is this intriguing clip for Pulitzer Prize-winner Jonathan Weiner’s Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality.  A 2010 NY Times Notable Book, this rollicking scientific adventure traces the history of longevity research while focusing on the controversial work of Aubrey de Grey, a bearded radical convinced humans will soon achieve life spans of thousands of years.  Fast-paced and fascinating, Long for This World makes hard science understandable while asking, “Even if we could live forever, would we really want to?”   


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