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SAGE KE Bulletin Board

Textbook for Biology of Aging

4 October 2001

Britt Bromberg

I have been teaching an undergraduate senior-level Biology of Aging course for about 8 years. I have never found a suitable textbook, so I use about 60 classical and current papers from the literature. This year I am also using Austad's "Why We Age", intended for non-academic audience, and Masoro & Austad's "Handbook of the Biology of Aging" which is narrow in scope and not really written for the senior undergraduate student. I have tried Arking's "Biology of Aging" but it is too poorly edited and results in a great deal of frustration for the students (and me).

Is anyone aware of a book that includes 1) Evolution of aging, 2) comparative aspects, 3) population dynamics and statistical transformations of population data, 4) genetics, 5) cellular and molecular, 6) systems interactions, 7) interventions, and 8) societal impacts of intervention?

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