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Author Baudisch, Annette.

Title Inevitable aging? : contributions to evolutionary-demographic theory / Annette Baudisch
Published Berlin : Springer, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 170 pages) : illustrations
Series Demographic research monographs
Demographic research monographs.
Contents Front Matter; Introduction; Hamilton's Indicators of the Force of Selection; Further Challenges; Optimization Models Based on Size; An Optimization Model Based on Vitality; Directions for Research; Back Matter
Summary Aging is inevitable: this is gerontological dogma. And humans do inevitably grow old, which is probably why it seems so unlikely to us that other forms of life could escape aging. Escaping aging is not escaping death. Death is an inherent part of life, and it can strike any time. But the question is whether death necessarily becomes more likely as life proceeds. And it does not. The theoretical results in this monograph indicate that life provides alternative strategies. While some organisms will deteriorate over adult ages, for others mortality appears to fall or remain constant, at least ove
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-165) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aging -- Physiological aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783540766568
9783540766551 (hbk.)
3540766553 (hbk.)