A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars
From 8 to 12 | 48 pages
Touching on folklore from around the world, famed literary immortals and studies of animals that seem unaffected by aging, the book delves into topics as diverse as genetics, religious rituals surrounding the afterlife and research into basic lifestyle choices, like eating blueberries or getting a pet, that could help you live longer. Each page is a playful mix of fascinating facts that open up cross-curricular topics in history, science and social studies to explore.
Illustrations of historical figures, imaginary places and scientific specimens add a touch of whimsy and bring out the beauty, sincerity, and playful side of human curiosity.
Informational text features: table of contents, introduction, chapters, sidebars, fact boxes, headers and labels, map, index and sourcesMaria Birmingham, Josh Holinaty