Biology of Life Span: A Quantitative Approachby Gavrilov Gavrilova
This book summarizes the most significant facts and ideas on the phenomenon of finite life span. It features an
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.
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