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The Long and the Short of It: The Science of Life Span and Aging Hardcover – October 21, 2013
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There is no central driving theme and each chapter stands on its own. Some are downright boring (Thankfully it is a small book). So I wouldn't recommend it for a high school student's (science) reading list.
This book is ideal for a doctor's or dentist's waiting room where the average wait-time (past the appointed time) is an hour or more and one picks up whatever throwaway is on the table.
Start with the last chapter (the only one worth any of your time) and by the time you finish it the doctor's aid will usher you in to the exam. room.
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This book is not a quick read but it is certainly worth the effort. I found it fascinating to think about why plants or animals live and die within a certain determined length of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by John B. Gillespie
After just finishing this book I will go to sleep and then, hopefully wake up and go out for my morning run. Read morePublished 21 months ago by BERT ALPERT, M.D.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, well written and informative. Especially interesting was the difference between life span and aging, which I had not thought about before reading... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Gabor B