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Cracking the Aging Code Audiobook

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

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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.

©2016 Josh Mitteldorf and Dorion Sagan (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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    This is an eye opening paradigm shift in how we view aging. Well referenced and thought provoking

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    "Liberal agenda"
    What would have made Cracking the Aging Code better?

    Stick with science and not go off on tangents on how socialism is better than capitalism.


    What was most disappointing about Josh Mitteldorf and Dorion Sagan ’s story?

    Too biased.


    5 of 13 people found this review helpful

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