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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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Helmreich; Sophia Roosth; Michele Ilana Friedner
ISBN: 9780691164809 0691164800 9780691164816 0691164819
OCLC Number: 935067194
Description: xxii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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