Aging: The Paradox of Life: Why We Age / Edition 1

Aging: The Paradox of Life: Why We Age / Edition 1

by Robin Holliday
     
 

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ISBN-10: 9048174163

ISBN-13: 9789048174164

Pub. Date: 11/25/2010

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

For centuries people have puzzled over the inevitability of human aging. At the end of the 20th century a remarkable scientific discovery emerged, based on a series of important interconnected insights over quite a long period of time. The aim of this book is to dispel ignorance by explaining in non-technical language what are the reasons for aging and the myth of

Overview

For centuries people have puzzled over the inevitability of human aging. At the end of the 20th century a remarkable scientific discovery emerged, based on a series of important interconnected insights over quite a long period of time. The aim of this book is to dispel ignorance by explaining in non-technical language what are the reasons for aging and the myth of excessive prolongation of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048174164
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/25/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
0.32(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Longevity.- Body Architecture.- Maintenance of the Body.- Multiple Causes.- The Ancient Origins of Ageing.- Mice and Men.- How Many Genes?.- The Evolution of Human Longevity.- Myths of Life Extension.- Doctors’ Dilemma.- The Modulation of Longevity.- Ageing and the Angels.- Longevity, Population Pressure and Warfare.- Dialogue between Life and Death.- The Road to Discovery.- Resolution of the Paradox.

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