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Secrets of the centenarians : what is it like to live for a century and which of us will survive to find out?, John Withington

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Secrets of the centenarians : what is it like to live for a century and which of us will survive to find out?
Title
Secrets of the centenarians
Title remainder
what is it like to live for a century and which of us will survive to find out?
Statement of responsibility
John Withington
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In October 1995, French grandmother Jeanne Calment became, so far as we know, the oldest human being who has ever lived, when she reached the age of 120 years and 238 days. She went on to survive for nearly three more years. On the long journey to her record-breaking age, Calment acquired more and more companions. Centenarians are the fastest-growing section of the population. In Britain, there are more than ninety times as many as there were a hundred years ago. Secrets of the Centenarians delves into the curious reasons why their number is growing at such an incredible rate. John Withington explores the factors that determine which of us will reach a century and which of us will fall by the wayside. Is it down to lifestyle or genes? Does where you live play a role? Is surviving to one hundred a boon or a bore? Finally, he explores whether, even if the number of centenarians keeps increasing, there remains a maximum life span beyond which we cannot survive. Thoughtful, well-researched and highly entertaining, Secrets of the Centenarians reveals some of the most intriguing secrets of growing older
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Withington, John
Dewey number
305.26
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1061
LC item number
.W578 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Centenarians
  • Older people
  • Longevity
  • Old age
  • Centenarians
  • Longevity
  • Old age
  • Older people
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology
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Secrets of the centenarians : what is it like to live for a century and which of us will survive to find out?, John Withington
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-245) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781780238180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 1642382
  • (OCoLC)979568404
  • 1631097
  • (OCoLC)ocn979568404
  • 1631097
  • 1642382
  • 1642382
Label
Secrets of the centenarians : what is it like to live for a century and which of us will survive to find out?, John Withington
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781780238180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 1642382
  • (OCoLC)979568404
  • 1631097
  • (OCoLC)ocn979568404
  • 1631097
  • 1642382
  • 1642382

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