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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.

Mitteldorf, Josh, author. (Author). Sagan, Dorion, 1959- author. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 612.67 MITTELDORF (Text) 33946003139040 New Books . 2nd Floor Reshelving -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 612.67 MIT (Text) 34330512989501 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Seymour Main Library 612.67 MITTELDO (Text) 37500004209082 New Items Checked out 11/01/2016

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  • ISBN: 9781250061706
  • ISBN: 1250061709
  • Physical Description: viii, 326 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-318) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: What this book is about -- Your inner stalker / written by Dorion Sagan -- 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 aging 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.
Summary, etc.: " 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. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Aging > Physiological aspects.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology.

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