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ISBN-13: 978-0470850893 ISBN-10: 0470850892 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 6, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470850892
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470850893
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,107,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"…Moore has managed to paint a superb picture of the human being, using a scientific perspective…" (popularscience.co.uk, October 2006)

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What does it mean to be human?

Recent developments in science have given us the power to create life, to sustain it and to examine the genetic recipes of each individual. Yet, far from improving our understanding of humanity, such possibilities raise ever more complex issues. The tendency is to make life simple by focusing on single aspects of our existence. Defining life and death is no longer a consideration of the holistic nature of a person’s being, but a question of whether the frontal lobes of the brain are functioning properly. Reducing ourselves may be useful for law making, but it reveals only a shadow of the true complexity of what it is to be a human being.

In this thought-provoking examination of the complexity of human nature Pete Moore explores different facets of what it means to be human in the twenty-first century. He shows that with this holistic approach we can more appropriately assess the scientific developments that are already impacting our lives.


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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 17, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Moore does away with the complex academic language and instead uses great stories of real people's lives to give insights into what it means to be human. It has depth, humor and content - I couldn't put it down.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LorB on March 12, 2011
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With my hectic schedule the Kindle and reading has become essential... Bought the new IPad for traveling and found this book is limited to 4 devices rather than the normal 6 Amazon allows - i have 5 devices - and sync them together - so this review is more about the publisher - I won't make this mistake again.
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