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Gilgamesh in the 21st Century: A Personal Quest to Understand Mortality by [Bracken, Paul]

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"We human beings instinctively resist the notion of personal extinction. In his thoughtful and hugely readable Gilgamesh in the 21st Century, Paul Bracken canters effortlessly through an amazing range of science to help put this fraught human proclivity in perspective, both for himself and for us."
-- IAN TATTERSALL, American Museum of Natural History, New York City.
   Author of Becoming Human and Masters of the Planet.

"Paul Bracken mixes ancient myth, modern science, and science fiction futurism on an intellectual quest to explore the meaning of human existence by confronting and challenging the inevitability of mortality. This is both a highly personal inquiry into the uniquely human knowledge of personal finitude . . . and a scientifically motivated investigation into the dreams and schemes to extend life."
-- Professor TERRENCE W. DEACON, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley.
   Author of The Symbolic Species and Incomplete Nature.

About the Author

For more than eleven years, Paul Bracken served as Ireland’s Regional Coordinator for The Planetary Society, and worked with Carl Sagan to promote space exploration and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. He lives in California with his wife and two children.

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  • Publication Date: October 8, 2013
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