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The Quest for Immortality : Science at the Frontiers of Aging - S.Jay Olshansky

The Quest for Immortality

Science at the Frontiers of Aging

Paperback Published: 17th July 2002
ISBN: 9780393323276
Number Of Pages: 256

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"Life-span Truth Will Set You Free from Age-old Worries," announced the "Chicago Tribune" upon the first publication of this book. "The New England Journal of Medicine" confirmed, "For readers interested in aging and longevity, this small book clearly explains the major concepts...extremely enjoyable to read." From "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" to "Scientific American" to the "New York Times," S. Jay Olshansky and Bruce A. Carnes have stirred up controversy and brought clarity to an issue often muddled by exaggeration and pseudoscience. Medical science has uncovered a host of answers to the problems of aging, but many of the most exciting discoveries are buried in scientific journals or overshadowed by popular quick-fix treatments. "The Quest for Immortality" explains the real science of aging and shows which treatments offered by today's multi-billion-dollar anti-aging industries offer real hope, and which are a waste of money and time.

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"All credit to the authors... for managing in this slim volume... to make the subject fascinating, and life tables exciting." London Review of Books

Forewordp. 11
Acknowledgmentsp. 16
Death and Immortality: Early Viewsp. 25
Sex and Deathp. 50
Life Expectancyp. 80
The Public Health Experimentp. 106
Manufactured Timep. 119
Antioxidantsp. 137
The Genetic Frontierp. 150
Long Life, Fleeting Youthp. 168
Longevity for Salep. 186
A Prescription for the Twenty-first Centuryp. 213
The Life Tablep. 239
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780393323276
ISBN-10: 0393323277
Series: Science at the Frontiers of Aging
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 17th July 2002
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.85 x 13.51  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.22