by S. Jay Olshansky and Bruce A. Carnes
During their day jobs, the authors inform policy wonks and life insurance agents about human longevity. Here, these two scientists in the emerging field of biodemography translate their studies of aging populations for a general readership. Olshansky and Carnes explain how studies of the aging process translate into predictions of mortality and possible ways for science to advance longevity. They rebuff the spread of pseudoscience associated with aging and focus on the more likely influence of improved health on longevity.
Norton, 2001, 254 p., hardcover
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