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Extra life : a short history of living longer / Steven Johnson.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity. (Show)
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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 362.1 JOH 2021 (Text) 31001101818467 Adult Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525538851
  • ISBN: 0525538852
  • ISBN: 0593395697
  • Physical Description: xxxiv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-274) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The long ceiling -- Variolation and vaccines -- Data -- Pasteurization and chlorination -- Testing -- Antibiotics -- Safety -- Hunger.
Summary, etc.:
"As a species, humans have doubled their life expectancy in one hundred years. Medical breakthroughs, public health institutions, rising standards of living, and the other advances of modern life have given each person about 20,000 extra days on average. This book attempts to help the reader understand where that progress came from and what forces keep people alive longer. The author also considers how to avoid decreases in life expectancy as public health systems face unprecedented challenges, and what current technologies or interventions could reduce the impact of future crises. This work illuminates the power of common goals and public resources; the work of activists struggling for reform, and of scientists sharing their findings open-source-style; and of non-profit agencies spreading innovations around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Life expectancy > History.
Public health > History.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.

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