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Longevity The Biology and Demography of Life Span

ISBN-10: 0691088497
ISBN-13: 9780691088495
Edition: 2003
Authors: James R. Carey
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Book details

List price: $72.50
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Results of the most comprehensive set of life table studies ever conducted on the mortality dynamics of any species in controlled conditions are included in this text on longevity. The nature of aging, mortality, longevity & life span are some of the topics covered.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgements
Permissions
Introduction
The Problem
The Epistemological Framework
Importance of Scale
Overarching Themes
Organization of the Book
Operational Framework
Background
Empirical Methods
Analytical Methods
Mortality Deceleration
Background
Slowing of Mortality at Older Ages
Implications of Morality Deceleration
Demographic Selection
Sex Differentials
Reproduction and Behavior
Reproduction and Longevity: Visualizing Linkages
Relationship of Reproduction and Mortality
Cost of Virginity
Supine Behavior - a Predictor of Time-to-death
Mortality Dynamics of Density
Background
Operational Framework
Mortality Dynamics
Implications
Dietary Effects
Early Mortality Surge in Protein-deprived Females
Female Sensitivity Underlies Sex Mortality Differential
Mortality Oscillations Induced by Periodic Starvation
Linkages between Reproduction and Longevity
Dual Modes of Aging
Reproductive Clock
Food Pulses
General Biodemographic Principles
Why Biological Data Is Important for Deriving General Principles
Principles of Senescence
Principles of Mortality
Principles of Longevity
Biodemographic Principles and the Human Primate
Biodemography of Human Development, Reproduction, and Genetics
Proximate Determinants of Human Longevity
Longevity Gains Are Self-reinforcing
A General Theory of Longevity
Comparative Demography of Longevity
Foundational Principles
Model of Longevity Extension
Model Application
Implications of Longevity-oriented Theory
Human Life Span Extension: A Framework for the Future
Epilogue: A Conceptual Overview of Life Span
Background
Abstract Perspectives
Death and Extinction
Boundary and Perpetuity
Evolution
Roles of the Elderly
Minimal Life Spans
Absence of Life Span Limits
Humans
Theory of Longevity Extension Social Species: A Self-reinforcing Process
Future
Scientific and Biomedical Determinants
Demographic Ontogeny
Postscript
Bibliography
Index

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