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Aging : concepts and controversies

Author: Harry R Moody
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Embraces various controversies in ageing and asks the reader to become involved in the major ageing issues that, as a society, we are struggling with and to take an informed stand. This book shows  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry R Moody
ISBN: 1412915201 9781412915205
OCLC Number: 61027473
Description: xxix, 474 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : America as an aging society --
Basic concepts I. A life course perspective on aging --
Controversy 1. Why do we grow old? --
Focus on practice : health promotion --
Readings --
1. Why do we live as long as we do? / Leonard Hayflick --
2. Vitality and aging : implications of the rectangular curve / James F. Fries and Lawrence Crapo --
3. Aging, natural death, and the compression of morbidity : another view / Edward L. Schneider and Jacob Brody --
4. The sunny side of aging / James F. Fries --
5. The changing face of health care / Alan M. Garber and Dana P. Goldman --
6. We will be able to live to 1,000 / Aubrey de Grey --
7. Don't fall for the cult of immortality / S. Jay Olshansky.
Responsibility: Harry R. Moody.
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"Some might like to read the volume to be informed about their own or their parents' aging and the ramifications of the massive demographic shift in the coming decades." -- Carol A. Gosselink Read more...

 
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