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Why we die : the new science of aging and the quest for immortality / Venki Ramakrishnan.

"A groundbreaking exploration of the science of why and how we age and die-from Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Venki Ramakrishnan"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780063113275
  • ISBN: 0063113279
  • Physical Description: 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2024]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-298) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The immortal gene and the disposable body -- Live fast and die young -- Destroying the master controller -- The problem with ends -- Resetting the biological clock -- Recycling the garbage -- Less is more -- Lessons from a lowly worm -- The stowaway within us -- Aches, pains, and vampire blood -- Crackpots or prophets? -- Should we live forever?
Subject: Aging > Physiological aspects > Popular works.
Aging > Prevention.
Death (Biology)
Death > Causes.
Cause of Death

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative.


  • 1 current hold with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lower Macungie Library 616.078 RAM (Text) 33400001625378 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Parkland Community Library 616.078 RAM (Text) 34422007418243 New Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 05/28/2024

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