A Beginner's Guide to Immortality; From Alchemy to Avatars.

Author:Bucklin, Stephanie
Position:Children's review - Brief article - Book review

Maria Birmingham and Josh Holinaty (illustrator); A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO IMMORTALITY; Owlkids Books (Children's: Young Adult Nonfiction) 16.95 ISBN: 9781771470452

Byline: Stephanie Bucklin

In this whimsical, quirky work, Maria Birmingham delivers a humorous history of the various ways people have tried to live forever. From the work of elixir-making alchemists to the concoction of gold, pearl, and coral that scientist Roger Bacon swore by, this book explores the fascinating and surprising history of humanity's attempts to achieve immortality. The book covers beliefs and practices from a variety of cultures and time periods, including tales of a Chinese emperor traveling to an island in search of a mythical fruit that could raise...

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