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The Long and the Short of It - a book by Silvertown, Jonathan

The Long and the Short of It

The Science of Life Span and Aging

The Long and the Short of It( )
Author: Silvertown, Jonathan
ISBN:978-0-226-75789-6
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

Everything that lives will die. That's the fundamental fact of life. But not everyone dies at the same age: people vary wildly in their patterns of aging and their life spans--and that variation is nothing compared to what's found in other animal and plant species. A giant fungus found in Michigan has been alive since the Ice Age, while a dragonfly lives but four months, a mayfly half an hour. What accounts for these variations--and what can we learn from them that might...
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Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Biology
Health & Fitness / Longevity
Social Science / Gerontology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:0.827 Pounds

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