Clock of Ages Why We Age, How We Age, Winding Back the Clock

ISBN-10: 0521594561

ISBN-13: 9780521594561

Edition: 1997

Authors: John J. Medina
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Description: The Clock of Ages describes, in everyday language, the biology behind the changes we all face as we grow old. There is an examination of the latest discoveries in geriatric genetics, and there are descriptions of the ageing of many historical figures.

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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/13/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Who Ages
Introduction
A slippery overarching definition
Humanizing ageing and death
Why age at all
How Do We Age
Introduction
How the skin and hair age
The ageing of bones, muscles and joints
The ageing of the brain
How the heart ages
The ageing of the lungs
What happens to the digestion
How the senses age
The ageing of the reproductive system
Why Do We Age
Introduction
A tale of two theories
Error accumulation
Programmed death
Winding back the clock
Conclusions
Further reading
Index
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