Human Senescence: Evolutionary And Biocultural Perspectives (Cambridge Studies In Biological And Evolutionary Anthropology)

Authors: Douglas E. Crews
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: cambridge, studies, perspectives, biocultural, senescence, evolutionary, human
Pages: 302
Published: 2004-01-12
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0521571731     ISBN-13: 9780521571739
Binding: Hardcover (1)
List Price: 174.00 USD
  • Rating: 60%
Combining anthropological, gerontological and biocultural evidence, this study explores how humans came to grow old as slowly as they do, and what impacts this has had on their health and lives. It is only comparatively recent that humans have developed late-life survival, but much of the research on senescence is based on isolated cells, worms, and fruit flies, which may be only of peripheral relevance to human aging.

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