How to Live Forever (Hardback)

Alok Jha


A rip-roaring introduction to the wonders of modern science, How to Live Forever and 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Science is packed with extraordinary scenarios that are sure to baffle and amaze. Written by Alok Jha, this collection of 35 entertaining scientific questions answered is a glorious tour of the known world, taking in cloned sheep, alien worlds, quantum weirdness and dissected brains amongst many other bizarre treats. Informative and enjoyable, this is a fascinating hardback.

Product Details

  • Product code: HTLF
  • ISBN: 9781849164825
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 22.2cm x 18.0cm
  • Pages: 224
  • Publish date: 03/02/2011
  • Book points: 3

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Disapponting -

Chapter titles are imaginatively titled and suggest a series of thought-provoking scientific essays on scientific paradoxes of the type that you might get an article on in the New Scientist. What you actually get is some fairly basic pop science on subjects covered usually better and in far more depth by other authors. Fine if this is your first foray into pop science but otherwise I wouldn't bother.

DP, 07/09/2014

"Entertaining science" -

I would say I have a layperson's interest in science and bought this book out of that general interest. It offered a really comprehensive, easy to understand and informative read on a variety of subjects. It succeeds in being detailed enough to appeal to adults wishing to know a little more about uses of science, yet is also ideal for older children too. From how to turn sunbeams into oak trees, how to think like an ant, through to how to make the universe work, this book discusses quite complex scientific ideas in a really accessible and entertaining way.

Mark, 12/08/2011