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- Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99
In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects -- men and women, some rich, some poor -- from their teens to old age. Harvard's George Vaillant now uses these studies -- the most complete ever done anywhere in the world -- and the subjects' individual histories to illustrate the factors involved in reaching... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
Ageing populations present considerable challenges to welfare states internationally, and East Asia is no exception. Demographics show that countries in East Asia either have the highest proportion of older people, or the speed at which their population is ageing is faster than anywhere else in the world. This book explores the causes and trends of... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 20.99
Introduction: Love in Later Life. Part 1: Love and Age. 1. Understanding Love. 2. The Aging Self. Part 2: Love's Illusions. 3. Infatuation. 4. Looking for Love. Part 3: Lived Love. 5. Committed Relationships. 6. Supporting Actors: Family, Friends, and Community. Part 4: Love's Disillusions. 7. Betrayal and Rejection. 8. Love Lost. Conclusion:... more...
- Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95
This important new book brings together some of the best known international scholars working within a critical gerontology perspective to review and update our understanding of how the field has developed over the last twenty-five years and provide a challenging assessment of the complex practical and ethical issues facing older people, and those... more...
- SAGE India 2008; US$ 32.95
The inevitability of aging and dying doesn`t make accepting and adjusting to their. truths any easier. This collection of essays probes these truths from various. angles: philosophical, religious, socio-ethical and medical. Discourses on. Aging and Dying is a topical bookit comes at a time when, on the one. hand, the world is witnessing an increase... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 27.99
The first major consideration of old age in Western philosophy and literature since Simone de Beauvoir's The Coming of Age , Helen Small ranges widely from Plato through to recent work by Derek Parfit, Bernard Williams and others, and from King Lear through Balzac, Dickens, Beckett, Stevie Smith, Bellow, Roth, and Coetzee. - ;The Long Life invites... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 49.00
Provides an account of loneliness and social isolation as experienced by older people living in Britain. This book considers the incidence and effects of isolation and loneliness, identifying the factors which lead to such experiences and considering potential interventions. more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 99.00
Widely recognized experts present the first comparative analysis of recent developments among six Eastern and Western nations concerning population aging and its consequences. Chapters focus on demographic trends, sociocultural contexts, and policy implications. Nations selected as case studies include: the People's Republic of China, the Republic... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 1994; US$ 115.00
In this timely and important work, expert gerontologists review what has been learned about the aged and the process of aging and link this knowledge to interventions for improving the quality of life. This volume highlights the development of preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative interventions designed to assist older people maintain their independence... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2008; US$ 105.00
The field of gerontology has often been criticized for being "data-rich but theory-poor." The editors of this book address this issue by stressing the importance of theory in gerontology. While the previous edition focused on multidisciplinary approaches to aging theory, this new edition provides cross-disciplinary, integrative explanations... more...