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Kirkwood, T. B. L.

Overview
Works: 38 works in 112 publications in 8 languages and 2,988 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Miscellanea  History  Biography  Travelogues (Television programs)  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other
Classifications: QP86, 612.67
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Most widely held works about T. B. L Kirkwood
 
Most widely held works by T. B. L Kirkwood
Time of our lives : the science of human aging by T. B. L Kirkwood( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Time of Our Lives, Tom Kirkwood unfolds some of the deepest mysteries of medical science while demolishing some of the most persistent misconceptions. He overturns the almost universally held belief that aging is either necessary or inevitable - it isn't - and debunks the idea that there exists a "death gene" that evolved to inhibit population growth. Instead, Kirkwood shows that we age because our genes, evolving at a time when life was "nasty, brutish, and short," placed little priority on the long-term maintenance of our bodies. With such knowledge, along with new insights from genome research, we can devise ways to target the root causes of aging and of age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's and osteoporosis. Expanding the thesis of the "disposable soma," developed over twenty years of research, Kirkwood makes sense of the evolution of aging, explains how aging occurs, and answers fundamental questions like why women live longer than men. He even considers the possibility that human beings will someday have greatly extended life spans or even be free from senescence altogether."--Jacket
Accuracy in molecular processes : its control and relevance to living systems by T. B. L Kirkwood( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecular biology proceeds at unremitting pace to unfold new secrets of the living world. Biology, long regarded as an inexact companion to physics and chemistry, has undergone transformation. Now, chemical and physical principles are tools in understanding highly complex biomolecular processes, whose origin lies in a history of chance, constraint and natural selection. The accuracy of these processes, often remarkably high, is crucial to their self perpetuation, both individually and collectively, as ingredients of the organism as a whole. In this book are presented thirteen chapters which deal with various facets of the accuracy problem. Subjects covered include: the specificity of enzymes; the fidelity of synthesis of proteins; the replication and repair of DNA: general schemes for the enhancement of biological accuracy; selection for an optimal balance between the costs and benefits of accuracy; and the possible relevance of molecular mistakes to the process of ageing. The viewpoints are distinct, yet complementary, and the book as a whole offers to researchers and students the first comprehensive account of this growing field
Sex and longevity : sexuality, gender, reproduction, parenthood by Jean-Marie Robine( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In most human societies, females live longer than males. Some people live in good health to great ages while others die relatively young. The tendency to live longer seems to run in families. Parenthood also seems to influence survival. Why should females survive well after they lose fertility? In the current context of improved diet, public health and medicine, many more people will live longer, leading to an ageing of the human population. An international group of experts, hosted by the Fondation IPSEN, met during the third meeting of the series "Colloques Medecine et Recherche", devoted to "Research and Perspectives in Longevity", to discuss the latest advances towards understanding why some of us age faster than others."--Jacket
The end of age by T. B. L Kirkwood( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El fin del envejecimiento : ciencia y longevidad by T. B. L Kirkwood( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellbeing in later life by T. B. L Kirkwood( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellbeing in Later Life uses the latest research from a variety of disciplines to address and correct common myths and misconceptions about aging. Covers topics ranging from biological mechanisms that affect aging to lifestyle, attitudes, and social factorsExamines the challenges of humanity's increasing life expectancy and includes recommendations for maintaining and enhancing wellbeing in later lifeMakes meaningful connections between research and practice to link aspects of aging which have previously been considered separatePart of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research from across the social sciences
Zeit unseres Lebens : warum Altern biologisch unnötig ist by T. B. L Kirkwood( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... this program tracks the final hours of Bob's life as he quietly expires at home. Spectacular 3-D computer animations of cellular damage by free radicals, optic degeneration, spinal nerve damage, and brain failure; endoscopic imaging of degeneration of the heart, blood vessels, bronchi, ears, and stomach lining; and thermal imaging of bodily heat loss illustrate the body's inability to heal and renew itself"--Container
A history of Lawrence County physicians and a review of medicine as practiced 100 years ago by T. B. L Kirkwood( Book )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge handbook of age and ageing( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing is a state-of-the-art guide to the current body of knowledge, theory, policy and practice of age researchers and gerontologists around the world. It contains almost 80 original chapters, commissioned and written by the world's leading gerontologists from 16 countries and 5 continents. The broad focus of the book is on the behavioural and social sciences but it also includes important contributions from the biological and medical sciences
Mental capital and wellbeing : making the most of ourselves in the 21st century( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of human aging by T. B. L Kirkwood( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An atlas of aging by T. B. L Kirkwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ren sheng ji he : Ren de shuai lao, fang lao he yong sheng by T. B. L Kirkwood( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu tan suo le yi xue zui shen ceng de ao mi ren lei de shuai lao wen ti,Chan ming shuai lao bing fei bi xu he bu ke bi mian de,Zui hou zuo zhe da dan di zhan wang,Ming tian de ren lei jiang you ke neng huo de yong sheng
Wellbeing : a complete reference guide( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workshop on thromboplastin calibration : July 1, 1983( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life history evolution and the polyphenic regulation of somatic maintenance and survival manuscript draft by Thomas Flatt( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding Mandela( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A camera tour of the South Africa which nurtured Nelson Mandela, and of the South Africa which is moving toward the future he envisioned for it
A modified and automated version of the 'Fluorimetric Detection of Alkaline DNA Unwinding' method to quantify formation and repair of DNA strand breaks by María Moreno-Villanueva( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellbeing, a complete reference guide( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellbeing in Later Life uses the latest research from a variety of disciplines to address and correct common myths and misconceptions about aging. -Covers topics ranging from biological mechanisms that affect aging to lifestyle, attitudes, and social factors -Examines the challenges of humanity's increasing life expectancy and includes recommendations for maintaining and enhancing wellbeing in later life -Makes meaningful connections between research and practice to link aspects of aging which have previously been considered separate -Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research from across the social sciences
 
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Alternative Names
Kirkwood, T. B. L.

Kirkwood, Thomas.

Kirkwood, Thomas B.L.

Kirkwood, Tom.

Thomas Kirkwood

Tom Kirkwood britischer Biologe und Gerontologe

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Кирквуд, Томас

カークウッド, トム

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Sex and longevity : sexuality, gender, reproduction, parenthoodThe end of ageThe Cambridge handbook of age and ageingThe science of human aging