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What Is Death?: A Scientist Look at the Cycle of Life
What is death? Why are we born only to die? Does d

Our Price: $28.00
By Tyler Volk (au)
Year: 2000
Pages: 255
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-471-37544-6

Product Code: 1422355616

What is death? Why are we born only to die? Does death have meaning? What happens to our “selves” after we die? Here, biologist  Volk considers these questions & offers alternatives to many traditional religious explanations. Embarks on a personal exploration of the meaning of death & its implications about the meaning of life. The answers that he discovers are surprising, diverse, & life-affirming. Volk examines the phenomenon of death from organic, personal, & social points of view. He sheds light upon the life spans of creatures & the role of cell death in bodily health; contemplates the links among the personal confrontation with death, our brain, & consciousness; & probes the customs & rituals that surround death in various cultures.

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