A Beginner's Guide to Immortality
Extraordinary People, Alien Brains, and Quantum Resurrection
By (author) Clifford A. Pickover
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Beginner's Guide to Immortality by Clifford A. Pickover
Book DescriptionA Beginner's Guide to Immortality is a celebration of unusual lives and creative thinkers who punched through ordinary cultural norms while becoming successful in their own niches. In his latest and greatest work, world-renowned science writer Cliff Pickover studies such colofrul characters as Truman Capote, John Cage, Stephen Wolfram, Ray Kurzweil, and Wilhelm Rontgen, and their curious ideas. Through these individuals, we can better explore life's astonishing richness and glimpse the diversity of human imagination. Part memoir and part surrealistic perspective on culture, A Beginner's Guide to Immortality gives readers a glimpse of new ways of thinking and of other worlds as he reaches across cultures and peers beyond our ordinary reality. He illuminates some of the most mysterious phenomena affecting our species. What is creativity? What are the religious implications of mosquito evolution, simulated Matrix realities, the brain's own marijuana, and the mathematics of the apocalypse? Could we be a mere software simulation living in a matrix? Who is Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and Emanuel Swedenborg? Did church forefathers eat psychedelic snails? How can we safely expand our minds to become more successful and reason beyond the limits of our own intuition? How can we become immortal?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560259848
(210mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Clifford A. Pickover
Physics Devotional, Hardback (September 2015)
A compendium featuring a physics quotation and fresh art on every page, along with biographical facts of notable physicists. Suitable as a gift for science and math enthusiasts, it celebrates the beauty and wisdom of physics.
Mathematics Devotional, Hardback (November 2014)
Celebrates the beauty and wisdom of mathematics. This book includes the birthdays of notable mathematicians, so readers can see which ones share theirs.
Fractal 3D Magic, Hardback (September 2014)
Offers a glimpse into the dazzling world of computer-generated fractal art. This book provides background on everything from the classic Mandelbrot set, to the infinitely porous Menger Sponge, to ethereal fractal flames. It features more than 200 intricate designs that are visible in three dimensions thanks to the enclosed 3D glasses.
Math Book, Hardback (April 2014)» View all books by Clifford A. Pickover
A fascinating appreciation of 250 milestones in the history of mathematics, covering topics spanning more than 150 million years.
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Author Biography - Clifford A. Pickover
Clifford A. Pickover received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is the author of thirty-six highly acclaimed books on science, mathematics, art, and religion. His web site, pickover.com, has received several million visits.
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