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- Springer Publishing Company 2011; US$ 109.99
Doody's Score: 91, 4 Stars "[This] book's unfading preoccupation with social context, social processes, and social structures distinguishes itself and greatly contributes to the discourse in gerontology."-- The Gerontologist This is a comprehensive textbook for both undergraduate and graduate level courses, detailing the impact of societal forces... more...
- Birkhäuser Boston 2012; US$ 119.00
The proportion of elderly people continues to increase in the western world-nearly a quarter of the population will be over 65 years by the year 2050. Since aging is accompanied by an increase in diseases and by a deterioration in well-being, finding solutions to these social, medical and psychological problems is necessarily a major goal for society.... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 69.99
Research documents that rural elders are poorer, live in less adequate housing, and have far fewer health and service options available to them than their urban counterparts, yet there is a critical lack of current and detailed information on the problems facing rural elders and on the professional practices that serve this population. This text fills... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 82.99
Aging has long been ascribed to the gradual accumulation of mutations in the genome. However, it is only recently that the necessary sophisticated technology has been developed to begin testing this theory and its consequences. This book reviews the concept of genomic instability as a possible universal cause of aging in complex organisms resulting... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
In his landmark book How We Die , Sherwin B. Nuland profoundly altered our perception of the end of life. Now in The Art of Aging , Dr. Nuland steps back to explore the impact of aging on our minds and bodies, strivings and relationships. Melding a scientist?s passion for truth with a humanist?s understanding of the heart and soul, Nuland has created... more...
- Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 160.00
Ageing is of perennial interest as a universal feature in all human societies. The genetic background and biochemical bases of ageing processes are currently being revealed in unprecedented detail. It is emerging that one of the main hurdles to be overcome in achieving a long and healthy lifespan is the maintenance of a properly functioning immune... more...
- Harvard Health Publications 2008; US$ 18.00
Its a nearly universal lament of people over age 35: they dont have as much energy as they did when they were younger. One of the most common complaints is that they cant stay up as late as they once did and still function normally the next day. People also notice that theyre not as strong as they used to be or that their muscles... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2008; US$ 16.00
Life-Altering Secrets from Today?s Cutting-Edge Doctors and the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Ageless Today?s most trusted advocate of antiaging medicine, Suzanne Somers, deepens her commitment to helping people lead healthier, happier lives by opening their eyes to cutting-edge, proven remedies and preventative care that most doctors... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 1999; US$ 114.99
This volume provides the non-biologist an overview of what is known about the physiological bases of aging. The author examines the many basic theories and emerging hypotheses underlying the molecular, cellular, and systemic processes involved in senescence. He addresses the normal physiological changes that characterize the aging phenotype, and also... more...
- Atria Books 2004; US$ 18.99
The rest of your life lies ahead of you. Do you want to spend it fighting your body and worrying about things you can't change? Or do you want to live your life to its fullest by combining age, experience, and creativity to develop a new vision for your body and self? Women in midlife face many changes, such as children growing up, returning to... more...