The Body Builders by Adam Piore audiobook

The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human

By Adam Piore
Read by Fred Sanders

HarperAudio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470854195

  • ISBN: 9781470854201

  • ISBN: 9781470854218

Runtime: 12.92 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

For millennia, humans have tried—and often failed—to master nature and transcend our limits. But this has started to change. The new scientific frontier is the human body: the greatest engineers of our generation have turned their sights inward, and their work is beginning to revolutionize mankind.

In The Body Builders, Adam Piore takes us on a fascinating journey into the field of bioengineering—which can be used to reverse engineer, rebuild, and augment human beings—and paints a vivid portrait of the people at its center. Chronicling the ways new technology has retooled our physical expectations and mental processes, Piore visits people who have regrown parts of their fingers and legs in the wake of terrible traumas, tries on a muscle suit that allows him to lift ninety pounds with his fingertips, dips into the race to create “Viagra for the brain,” and shadows the doctors trying to give mute patients the ability to communicate telepathically.

As science continues to lay bare the mysteries of human performance, it is helping us to see—and exist—above our expectations. The Body Builders will take readers beyond the headlines and the hype to introduce them to the inner workings and the outer reaches of our bodies and minds, and explore how new developments are changing, and will forever change, what is possible for humankind.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Piore is a gifted and assiduous reporter. He embeds himself in frightening and complicated places and he gets the story.” Jon Ronson, New York Times bestselling author
“Deftly captures the lives of remarkable people propelled by circumstance and their own considerable courage onto the blazing frontier of science and medicine.” Brad Stone, New York Times bestselling author

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Adam Piore

Author Bio: Adam Piore

Adam Piore is an award-winning journalist, and a former editor and correspondent for Newsweek. His narrative features have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, Nautilus, Discover, Mother Jones, and Playboy, among others.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 12.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English