Survival Of The Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity by Sharon Moalem

Survival Of The Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity

bySharon Moalem

Paperback | March 18, 2008

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Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth. Through a fresh and engaging examination of our evolutionary history, Dr. Moalem reveals how many of the conditions that are diseases today actually gave our ancestors a leg up in the survival sweepstakes. But Survival of the Sickest doesn't stop there. It goes on to demonstrate just how little modern medicine really understands about human health, and offers a new way of thinking that can help all of us live longer, healthier lives.

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Dr. Sharon Moalem is an award-winning neurologist and evolutionary biologist, with a PhD in human physiology. His research brings evolution, genetics, biology, and medicine together to explain how the body works in new and fascinating ways. He and his work have been featured on CNN, in theNew York Times, onThe Daily Show with Jon Stewa...

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Title:Survival Of The Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and LongevityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:March 18, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060889667

ISBN - 13:9780060889661

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“[a] fascinating new book...[Moalem] has a way of turning complicated biology into captivating stories.”