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

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.

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ISBN-13: 9789048174164
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/25/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(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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