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Kirkwood, T. B. L.

Overview
Works: 38 works in 91 publications in 7 languages and 2,864 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Miscellanea  Biography  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
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 )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,898 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
Chance, development, and aging by Caleb Finch( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accuracy in molecular processes : its control and relevance to living systems by T. B. I Kirkwood( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sex and longevity : sexuality, gender, reproduction, parenthood by Jean-Marie Robine( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and German and held by 127 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 )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wellbeing in later life ( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The death knell of old age ( 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
Accuracy in Molecular Processes Its Control and Relevance to Living System by T. B. L Kirkwood( )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wellbeing by T. B. L Kirkwood( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 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-vo
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
A history of Lawrence County physicians and a review of medicine : as practiced 100 years ago by T. B. L Kirkwood( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 7 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
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
Pilot's dawn : a novel by T. B. L Kirkwood( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Steven Le Conte, a young American journalist of great charm and scant success, lives in Paris near Sophie Marx, retired Bureau Chief of the New York Times. Sophie is writing a series on Georges Michelet, an unscrupulous French politician with presidential ambitions. Sophie persuades Steven to befriend Michelet's daughter, Nicole, hoping he will be able to transform his contact into valuable information. Instead he falls desperately in love with her. When Steven learns that Nicole's father is behind a gruesome series of disasters involving U.S. aircraft, he awakens to an agonizing dilemma."--Cover, p. 4
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
Workshop on thromboplastin calibration : July 1, 1983 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wellbeing : a complete reference guide ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes on Rankin, Rawlings, Province, Catterton, Blackburn and Kirkwood families by T. B. L Kirkwood( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The end of age by T. B. L Kirkwood( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Professor Tom Kirkwood's first lecture on the subject of aging and the impact of scientific developments on the human lifespan
Wellbeing : a complete reference guide by Cary L Cooper( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kirkwood, T. B. L.
Kirkwood, Thomas
Kirkwood, Thomas B. L.
Kirkwood, Tom.
カークウッド, トム
Languages
English (66)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (2)
German (1)
Portuguese (1)
Esperanto (1)
Polish (1)
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