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Biology of Life Span: A Quantitative Approach
     

Biology of Life Span: A Quantitative Approach

by Gavrilov Gavrilova
 
This book will be of interest to researchers, university graduates and teachrs in the fields of biology, geerontology, and demography. it is alos recommended as a supplementary text for courses and seminars on gerontology, demography and ecology.
This book summarizes the most significant facts and ideas on the phenomenon of finite life span. It features an

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This book will be of interest to researchers, university graduates and teachrs in the fields of biology, geerontology, and demography. it is alos recommended as a supplementary text for courses and seminars on gerontology, demography and ecology.
This book summarizes the most significant facts and ideas on the phenomenon of finite life span. It features an interdisciplinary approach based on quantitative analysis of survival regularities in human populations and animal models. The survival analysis is shown to be of major significance in tackling a wide range of issues including: whether a life span is programmed, whether there is an absolute superior limit for the duration of life, the relative role of social and biological factors for human life span, why do women live longer then men, what are the prospects and means for prolonging life span.

Editorial Reviews

Nathan Keyfitz
...the best attempt I know of to distinguish how long people could live from how long they actually live—one of the more difficult tasks for both biology and statistics...Gavrilov's scholarship is impressive.
Roy L. Walford
...a fresh approach, new ideas, a great deal of data not readily available elsewhere. This is by far the most sophisticated and thorough mathematical treatment of life table data this reviewer has ever seen, and should evoke wide interest. highly recommended for stimulating fresh approaches to mortality data and their biological interpretation!.
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Summarizes data and ideas on the phenomenon of finite life span, from an interdisciplinary approach based on quantitative analysis of survival regularities in human populations and animal models. Applies the survival analysis to such questions as whether life span is programmed, whether there is an absolute superior limit to the duration of life, the relative roles of social and biological factors in determining life span, why women live longer than men, and the prospects and possible methods of life span prolongation. Translated, revised, and updated from the 1986 Russian version. Book club price, $40. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783718649839
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/07/1991
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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