Freezing People Is Not Easy

Author: Bob Nelson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493007793
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Bob Nelson was no ordinary T.V. repairman. One day he discovered a book that ultimately changed his entire life trajectory --The Prospect of Immortality by Professor Robert Ettinger. From it, he learned about cryonics: a process in which the body temperature is lowered during the beginning of the dying process to keep the brain intact, so that those frozen could potentially be reanimated in the future. A world of possibilities unfolded for Nelson, as he relentlessly pursued cryonics and became the founder and President of the Cryonics Society of California. Working in coalition with a biophysicist, in 1967 Nelson orchestrated the freezing of Dr. James Bedford, the first human to be placed in cryonic suspension. Soon thereafter he began freezing others who sought his help, obtaining special capsules and an underground vault. Underfunded, Nelson struggled desperately, often dipping into his own savings, and taking extraordinary measures to maintain his patients in a frozen state. His fascinating memoir reveals his irrepressible passion for life and chronicles the complicated circumstances that comprised his adventures in cryonics.

Not Your Mother S Make Ahead And Freeze Cookbook

Author: Jessica Getskow Fisher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1558327568
Size: 79.72 MB
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In a modern twist on the idea of freezing meals for later, features over two hundred recipes for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that are prepared through the method of batch cooking and then frozen.

Frozen

Author: Larry Johnson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781459619111
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At first, the job as clinical director at Alcor Life Extension Foundation was an exciting change for veteran paramedic Larry Johnson: a well-funded research facility pushing the limits of modern biotech. But as he gained the trust of his eccentric coworkers and was promoted to acting COO, Larry was thrust into a nightmare world of scandalous controversy, gruesome practices, and deadly secrets.One secret Larry unearthed was the full, tragic, never-before-heard story of what truly happened to the body of baseball icon and American hero Ted Williams.Compelled by this and other horrific discoveries, Larry began copying documents, taking secret pictures, and ultimately wearing a wire every day at Alcor. He started living two lives-Alcorian by day, whistleblower by night.Beyond the senseless animal experiments, beyond the dumping of toxic chemicals and AIDS-contaminated blood into the public sewage system, these people saw themselves as the elite, the immortal saviors of mankind who would lead us into the future. Inside this cultlike mentality, anything seemed justified. Maybe even murder.Then Alcor found out. The death threats began.Fleeing from state to state, Larry was stalked and threatened again and again. They chased him through the streets. They left death threats under his windshield wipers. They terrorized his family. Larry Johnson never wanted to be a whistleblower. But he knows this story must be told.Written in Larry's own memorable voice, illustrated with never-before-seen photographs from inside Alcor, and verified by actual transcripts of his secret recordings, Frozen reads like a medical thriller-but every word is shockingly true.

Frozen To Life

Author: D. J. MacLennan
Publisher: Anatta Books
ISBN: 9780993334405
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How far would you go to avoid death? Frozen to Life is the true account of the author's extraordinary answer to this question: If he cannot escape the constraints of a 'natural' lifespan, he will, upon his death, have his severed head preserved in a vat of liquid nitrogen in the Arizona desert. This book illuminates the astonishing science behind his decision, and the transformative power of the patternist thinking that carried him to it. From the initial confusion and isolation of his upbringing on the Scottish islands of Benbecula and Skye comes a curious inkling that collides with dominant religious dogmas and alters relationships: What am I? What is a 'self'? Must selves die? Neuroscience - including the latest theories about the way mind emerges from the architecture of the brain - interweaves with philosophy, Buddhism, and personal testimony to create a fascinating and emotionally-charged insight into the psyche of a 'cryonaut' in waiting. Written with empathy, searing insight, and dark humour Frozen to Life is both cutting edge and bleeding heart: a postmodern experiment in falling in love with life while preparing for death, in ways we can change ourselves radically without losing our treasured humanity, and in coming to understand that neither life nor death is what we think it is. "I don't think I've read a better or more poetic exploration of what it means to be. Or indeed not to be, or only potentially to be." -STEVE GRAND, roboticist and creator of the Creatures artificial life simulation

Fox In Socks

Author: Seuss
Publisher: RH Childrens Books
ISBN: 0385372078
Size: 10.12 MB
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Fox in Socks celebrates 50 years of troubling tongues! This classic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss features silly tongue twisters that will have young readers--and their parents--giggling with glee. When a fox in socks meets Knox in a box, hilarity ensues. Add chicks with bricks and blocks and clocks and you're sure to get your words twisted and lips locked! With his unmistakable gift for rhyme, Dr. Seuss creates a hysterical and energetic way for beginning readers to dive into the joy of reading. This book comes with the following warning: "This is a book you READ ALOUD to find out just how smart your tongue is. The first time you read it, don't go fast! This Fox is a tricky fox. He'll try to get your tongue in trouble." Available for a limited time only with a peel-off 50th Anniversary Edition sticker on the cover, this is an ideal gift for the holidays, birthdays, and happy occasions of all kinds that the whole family will enjoy. From the Hardcover edition.

Rules For Radicals

Author: Saul Alinsky
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307756893
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First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cryogenics

Author: William E. Bryson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781569902745
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This important book explains how and why wear resistance in metals and other materials is improved exposure to subzero or deep cold temperatures (cryogenic treatment). While cryogenics is not a recently discovered process, its benefits have not been fully exploited industry. One reason for this neglect is that, until now, there has not been a single source of information that explains how it works, and why it works. This book provides answers to these and other questions including: Which materials can be improved cryogenics? Can the increase in wear resistance be predicted? Should tools be reprocessed after resharpening? Why do in expensive tools perform like expensive ones after processing? How does cryogenics increase tool hardness? Does processing alter the appearance of parts? How can even small shops acquire inexpensive processing equipment? What is the thin film surface layer?

What Doesn T Kill Us

Author: Scott Carney
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623366909
Size: 13.41 MB
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Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our ancestors? Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney takes up the challenge to find out: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Helping him in his search for the answers is Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Carney also enlists input from an Army scientist, a world-famous surfer, the founders of an obstacle course race movement, and ordinary people who have documented how they have cured autoimmune diseases, lost weight, and reversed diabetes. In the process, he chronicles his own transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers. An ambitious blend of investigative reporting and participatory journalism, What Doesn’t Kill Us explores the true connection between the mind and the body and reveals the science that allows us to push past our perceived limitations.

My Name Is Not Easy

Author: Debby Dahl Edwardson
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 0761459804
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Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.

Preserving Summer S Bounty

Author: Susan McClure
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875969794
Size: 13.34 MB
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Preserving Summer's BountySurefire techniques and great recipes for keeping the harvest!