0300117787
Mortal coil : a short history of living longer / David Boyd Haycock.
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Author: Haycock, David Boyd, 1968-
Publication year: 2008
Format: Book
Publisher: New Haven, [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press,
ISBN: 9780300117783 (hbk.) : 0300117787 (hbk.) :
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This title explores the medical, scientific and philosophical theories behind the quest for the prolongation of human life. It was something that intrigued Francis Bacon and underpinned the scientific revolution, while ideas of perfectability and indefinite worldly progress fed directly into the spirit of the Enlightenment.
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xii, 308 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.

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