Sounding the limits of life : essays in the anthropology of biology and beyond (eBook, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Sounding the limits of life : essays in the anthropology of biology and beyond

Author: Stefan Helmreich; Sophia Roosth; Michele Ilana Friedner
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Series: Princeton studies in culture and technology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is life? What is water? What is sound? In Sounding the Limits of Life, anthropologist Stefan Helmreich investigates how contemporary scientists--biologists, oceanographers, and audio engineers--are redefining these crucial concepts. Life, water, and sound are phenomena at once empirical and abstract, material and formal, scientific and social. In the age of synthetic biology, rising sea levels, and new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Helmreich; Sophia Roosth; Michele Ilana Friedner
ISBN: 9780691164809 0691164800 9780691164816 0691164819 9781400873869 140087386X
OCLC Number: 928749913
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 300 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of illustrations --
Sounding life, water, sound --
Chapter 1. What was life? : answers from three limit biologies --
Chapter 2. Life forms : a keyword entry / with Sophia Roosth --
Chapter 3. An archaeology of artifical life, underwater --
Chapter 4. Cetology now : formatting the twenty-first-century whale --
Chapter 5. How like a reef : figuring coral, 1839-2010 --
Chapter 6. Homo microbis : species, race, sex and the human microbiome --
Chapter 7. The signature of life : designing the astrobiological imagination --
Chapter 8. Nature/culture/seawater : theory machines, anthropology, oceanization --
Chapter 9. Time and the tsunami : Indian Ocean, 2004 --
Chapter 10. From Spaceship Earth to Google Ocean : planetary icons, indexes, and infrastructures --
Chapter 11. Underwater music : tuning composition to the sounds of science --
Chapter 12. Seashell sound --
Chapter 13. Sound studies meets deaf studies / with Michele Friedner --
Chapter 14. Chimeric sensing --
Life, water, sound resounding.
Series Title: Princeton studies in culture and technology.
Responsibility: Stefan Helmreich ; with contributions from Sophia Roosth and Michele Friedner.
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What is life? What is water? What is sound? In Sounding the Limits of Life, anthropologist Stefan Helmreich investigates how contemporary scientists--biologists, oceanographers, and audio  Read more...

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