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Long and the Short of It The Science of Life Span and Aging

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ISBN-10: 0226757897

ISBN-13: 9780226757896

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jonathan Silvertown

List price: $25.00
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Everything that lives will die. That’s the fundamental fact of life. But not everyone dies at the same age: people vary wildly in their patterns of aging and their life spans—and that variation is nothing compared to what’s found in other animal and plant species. A giant fungus found in Michigan has been alive since the Ice Age, while a dragonfly lives but four months, a mayfly half an hour. What accounts for these variations—and what can we learn from them that might help us understand, or better manage, our own aging?With The Long and the Short of It, biologist and writer Jonathan Silvertown offers readers a witty and fascinating tour through the scientific study of longevity and aging.…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English