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Cracking the Aging Code - The New Science of Growing Old and What It Means for Staying Young

Josh Mitteldorf

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A revolutionary examination of why we age, what it means for our health, and how we just might be able to fight it. In Cracking the Aging Code, theoretical biologist Josh Mitteldorf and award-winning writer and ecological philosopher Dorion Sagan reveal that evolution and aging are even more complex and breathtaking than we originally thought. Using meticulous multidisciplinary science, as well as reviewing the history of our understanding about evolution, this book makes the case that aging is not something that "just happens," nor is it the result of wear and tear or a genetic inevitability. Rather, aging has a fascinating evolutionary purpose: to stabilize populations and ecosystems, which are ever-threatened by cyclic swings that can lead to extinction. When a population grows too fast it can put itself at risk of a wholesale wipeout. Aging has evolved to help us adjust our growth in a sustainable fashion as well as prevent an ecological crisis from starvation, predation, pollution, or infection. This dynamic new understanding of aging is provocative, entertaining, and pioneering, and will challenge the way we understand aging, death, and just what makes us human.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dorion Sagan, Stephen McLaughlin

Length:

12h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

28:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

28:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

24:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

20:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:03