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Profiles In Gerontology
     

Profiles In Gerontology

by W. Andrew Achenbaum, Daniel M. Albert
 

Following an introduction that outlines the history and projects the future of gerontology, the authors offer insightful profiles of roughly 300 researchers, teachers, and practitioners in aging. North Americans are heavily represented, though gerontologists from Great Britain and the Continent are included as well. The dictionary can be read for an overview of the

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Following an introduction that outlines the history and projects the future of gerontology, the authors offer insightful profiles of roughly 300 researchers, teachers, and practitioners in aging. North Americans are heavily represented, though gerontologists from Great Britain and the Continent are included as well. The dictionary can be read for an overview of the field, while cross-listings and a complete name and subject index make it an ideal reference. Each entry contains a professional and academic biography, along with citations and succinct descriptions of the individual's important contributions to the study of the elderly and aging.

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Entries of one to six pages profile key researchers and professionals in gerontology and their contributions, concentrating on members of the Gerontological Society of America. The cross-referenced dictionary reveals several patterns in the field, such as the wide gap between the biological and social scientific approach, and the fact that few of the nation's leading gerontologists over the age of fifty originally trained to become researchers on aging. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313292743
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/14/1995
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

W. ANDREW ACHENBAUM is Professor of History at the University of Michigan and deputy director of its Institute of Gerontology. He is the author or coauthor of several books including Crossing Frontiers: Gerontology Emerges as a Science (forthcoming) and Gerontological Keywords (forthcoming).

DANIEL M. ALBERT is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Michigan.

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