Human Senescence: Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspectives by Douglas E. CrewsHuman Senescence: Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspectives by Douglas E. Crews

Human Senescence: Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspectives

byDouglas E. Crews

Paperback | February 17, 2011

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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.
Title:Human Senescence: Evolutionary and Biocultural PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:February 17, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052118231X

ISBN - 13:9780521182317

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction and background; 2. Evolutionary and biological theories of senescence; 3. Human variation: growth, development, life history and senescence; 4. Human variation: chronic diseases, risk factors and senescence; 5. Human life span and life extension; 6. Discussion and perspectives; References.