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The Resource Cracking the aging code : the new science of growing old---and what it means for staying young, Josh Mitteldorf and Dorion Sagan

Cracking the aging code : the new science of growing old---and what it means for staying young, Josh Mitteldorf and Dorion Sagan

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Cracking the aging code : the new science of growing old---and what it means for staying young
Title
Cracking the aging code
Title remainder
the new science of growing old---and what it means for staying young
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Josh Mitteldorf and Dorion Sagan
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Language
eng
Summary
"A revolutionary examination of why we age, what it means for our health, and how we just might be able to fight it. In Cracking the Aging Code, theoretical biologist Josh Mitteldorf and award-winning writer and ecological philosopher Dorion Sagan reveal that evolution and aging are even more complex and breathtaking than we originally thought. Using meticulous multidisciplinary science, as well as reviewing the history of our understanding about evolution, this book makes the case that aging is not something that "just happens, " nor is it the result of wear and tear or a genetic inevitability. Rather, aging has a fascinating evolutionary purpose: to stabilize populations and ecosystems, which are ever-threatened by cyclic swings that can lead to extinction. When a population grows too fast it can put itself at risk of a wholesale wipeout. Aging has evolved to help us adjust our growth in a sustainable fashion as well as prevent an ecological crisis from starvation, predation, pollution, or infection. This dynamic new understanding of aging is provocative, entertaining, and pioneering, and will challenge the way we understand aging, death, and just what makes us human."--
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Mitteldorf, Josh
Dewey number
612.6/7
Index
index present
LC call number
QP86
LC item number
.M585 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1959-
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Sagan, Dorion
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  • Aging
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology
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Cracking the aging code : the new science of growing old---and what it means for staying young, Josh Mitteldorf and Dorion Sagan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-318) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface : What this book is about -- Prologue : Your inner stalker / written by Dorion Sagan -- Introduction : How a lifelong obsession with aging and health became my career -- You are not a car : your body does not "wear out" -- The way of some flesh : the varieties of aging experience -- Darwin in a straitjacket : tracing modern evolutionary theory -- Theories of sging and aging of theories -- When aging was young : replicative senescence -- When aging was even younger : apoptosis -- The balance of nature : demographic homeostasis -- So we all don't die at once : wiles of the Black Queen -- Live longer right now -- The near future of aging -- All tomorrow's parties
Control code
1666142
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 326 pages
Isbn
9781250061706
Lccn
2016001602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1666142
  • (OCoLC)945624856
Label
Cracking the aging code : the new science of growing old---and what it means for staying young, Josh Mitteldorf and Dorion Sagan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : What this book is about -- Prologue : Your inner stalker / written by Dorion Sagan -- Introduction : How a lifelong obsession with aging and health became my career -- You are not a car : your body does not "wear out" -- The way of some flesh : the varieties of aging experience -- Darwin in a straitjacket : tracing modern evolutionary theory -- Theories of sging and aging of theories -- When aging was young : replicative senescence -- When aging was even younger : apoptosis -- The balance of nature : demographic homeostasis -- So we all don't die at once : wiles of the Black Queen -- Live longer right now -- The near future of aging -- All tomorrow's parties
Control code
1666142
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 326 pages
Isbn
9781250061706
Lccn
2016001602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1666142
  • (OCoLC)945624856

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