Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age (Hardback)Sue Armstrong (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 398 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
A fine introduction to the research and controversies about how we age. * Times Literary Supplement *
Armstrong, a British science and health writer, presents, in crack Michael Lewis style, the high points of aging research along with capsule biographies of the main players. * The New Yorker *
Complex, nuanced and cautious, yet it suggests we are on the brink of a revolution. * The Sunday Times *
Ms Armstrong doesn't pretend that there is any one answer to the question of why we age as we do. The science she presents is a grab bag of divergent theories, each championed by a scientific subspeciality. * Wall Street Journal *
As a seventy-five-year-old man I felt oddly rejuvenated by this book. Try it yourself! -- Professor Steve Jones
Sue Armstrong's book humanely tackles ageing in a way that is grounded, philosophical and makes the most complex science accessible to lay people like me. While not dangling false hopes of innovatory medical cures, it is full of hope about the strides being made in gerontology and pharmacology. And while I may be getting older, the vigour of this book is life-enhancing. -- Claire Fox, Director of the Academy of Ideas and panellist on BBC Radio 4's The Moral Maze
Authoritative, comprehensible and fun to read. The book ageing research has been waiting for. -- Richard Faragher, Professor of Biogerontology at the University of Brighton
Borrowed Time gives a wonderful overview of the fast-evolving science of longevity. I thoroughly recommend this book as a primer on what will become a key industry in the next two decades or so. * Jim Mellon, Chairman, Juvenescence Ltd. *
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