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How to Grow a Human - Adventures in Who We are and How We are Made (Hardcover) Loot Price: R326
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How to Grow a Human - Adventures in Who We are and How We are Made (Hardcover): Philip Ball

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How to Grow a Human - Adventures in Who We are and How We are Made (Hardcover)

Philip Ball

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A cutting-edge examination of what it means to be human and to have a 'self' in the face of new scientific developments in genetic editing, cloning and neural downloading. After seeing his own cells used to grow clumps of new neurons - essentially mini-brains - Philip Ball begins to examine the concepts of identity and consciousness. Delving into humanity's deep evolutionary past to look at how complex creatures like us emerged from single-celled life, he offers a new perspective on how humans think about ourselves. In an age when we are increasingly encouraged to regard the 'self' as an abstract sequence of genetic information, or as a pattern of neural activity that might be 'downloaded' to a computer, he return us to the body - to flesh and blood - and anchors a conception of personhood in this unique and ephemeral mortal coil. How to Build a Human brings us back to ourselves - but in doing so, it challenges old preconceptions and values. It asks us to rethink how we exist in the world.

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Imprint: William Collins Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Philip Ball
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 38mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-833177-1
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
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Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Genetics (non-medical)
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LSN: 0-00-833177-4
Barcode: 9780008331771

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