For centuries people have puzzled over the inevitability of human aging. At the end of the 20th century a remarkable scientific discovery emerged, based on a series of important interconnected insights over quite a long period of time. The aim of this book is to dispel ignorance by explaining in non-technical language what are the reasons for aging and the myth of excessive prolongation of life.
The first overview of the topic written in non-technical language
Because it avoids technical terminology, it is easily readable
Covers a lot of ground that can only be found in specialised monographs or journals
The author has a wide ranging knowledge of all the important areas of biology
Also discusses ageing and longevity in relation to human activities such as religion and war