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By Ian Stuart-Hamilton

With the world's inhabitants getting more and more older, there hasn't ever been a extra urgent desire for the learn of outdated age and growing old. An advent to Gerontology offers a wide-ranging creation to this significant subject. by means of assuming no previous professional wisdom and averting jargon, this e-book will advisor scholars via all of the major topics in gerontology, protecting either conventional parts, similar to organic and social getting older, in addition to extra modern parts, comparable to expertise, the humanities, sexuality and schooling of older adults. An creation to Gerontology is written via a crew of foreign authors with multidisciplinary backgrounds who draw facts from various various views and traditions.

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The theory and models are largely supported by experimental evidence (Kirkwood and Austad, 2000; Rose, 1991). A few findings are incompatible with the theory, however. , 2004). Nonetheless, the evolutionary theory of ageing is one of the theoretical landmarks of biogerontology. Life history theory The evolutionary theory of ageing is part of a larger theoretical framework known as life history theory. 12 on Thu Oct 11 11:23:13 BST 2012. 01 3000 110 250 100,000 4 3 survival (Stearns, 1992). An extraordinary diversity of lifespans and ageing phenotypes – the characteristics of an organism as determined by both genes and the environment – is found among the world’s species.

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