A Brief History of Creation: Science And the Search for the Origin of Life by Bill Mesler

Borrowed Time by Sue Armstrong

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'The ageing of the world's population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century. Sometime before 2020, the number of people over 65 worldwide will, for the first time, be greater than the number of 0-4 year olds, and this will keep on rising. The strain this is causing on society are already evident as health and social services everywhere struggle to cope with the care needs of the elderly. But why do we age, and how? Scientists have been asking these questions for centuries. There are myriad competing theories, from the idea that our bodies simply wear out, like well-worn shoes or a rusting car, to the belief that ageing and death are genetically programmed and controlled. In Borrowed Time, Sue Armstrong tells the story of science's quest to understand ageing, and to find ways of intervening to prevent or delay the crippling conditions so often associated with old age. She focuses inward to look for answers on why our skin wrinkles with age and our wounds take much longer to heal; why we fall further and further to the back of the group in cycle rides and hikes; and why words escape us at crucial moments in conversation. This book explores these questions and many others through interviews with key scientists in the field of gerontology, and with people who have interesting and important stories to tell about their personal experiences of ageing.'--Dust jacket. This 2019 Bloomsbury SIGMA Paperback is in Near Mint condition.

ISBN: 9781472936097 SKU: 1322857 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.