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The Living End: The New Sciences of Death, Ageing and Immortality

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The decline of infections, starvation, heart attack, and stroke has allowed people to reach extreme old age--and ushered in disability, dementia, and degenerative disease, with profound consequences for the self and society. In chapters echoing Dante's nine circles of hell, Dr. Guy Brown explores these vital issues at various levels, from the cell, to the whole body, to society and how all this new medical technology affects the meaning of death. He tracks the seismic shifts in the causes and character of death that are rocking medicine and reveals how technological innovations, such as cloning and electronic interfaces, hint at new modes of "survival" after death.

About the Author

GUY BROWN is head of a research group at the University of Cambridge, UK working on cell death in the brain, the heart and in cancer, as well as the author of the award winning book, The Energy of Life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230517578
Author:
Brown, Guy
Publisher:
MacMillan
Subject:
Health Policy
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
Aging - General
Subject:
SCI086000
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Aging -- physiology.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Subject:
Sociology-Aging
Subject:
Life Stages/Later Years
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
MacSci
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.00 in

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Anatomy and Physiology
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History and Social Science » Sociology » Aging
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Cytology and Cell Biology
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General

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