A Beginner’s Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars

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A Beginner’s Guide to Immortality recounts the history of humanity’s attempts at immortality. It includes myths about how you could become immortal in the olden days. By the olden days, I mean medieval times and Ancient Egypt. But it also includes current ideas, like being frozen until science can resurrect you. The book is organized into five different categories: alchemy (elixirs), using or being a god, visiting a magical place like the fountain of youth, using science, and using future technology to bring you back to life or uploading your brain into a computer. I liked the alchemy the most because it was interesting to see all the different chemicals and mixtures people used to use. It has a lot of interesting facts that range from ancient myths like the Fountain of Youth to current cultural references like Indiana Jones and Peter Pan. The pictures in the book are very nice, and I liked that all of the humans had comically undersized heads. The colors used in the book were very vivid and each section’s color was unique and very eye-catching. Overall, it was a good book and an interesting read. I actually would have liked for it to be longer!

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Author Maria Birmingham, Josh Holinaty, Illustrator
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Owlkids Books
Publish Date 13-Oct-2015
ISBN 9781771470452
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Issue November 2015
Category Tweens


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