The Longevity Revolution

The Longevity Revolution : The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life

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Dr. Robert N. Butler coined the term "ageism" and made "Alzheimer's" a familiar word. Now he brings his formidable knowledge to a recent and unprecedented achievement: the extension of human life expectancy by thirty years, and the growing number of people over age sixty-five. Alarmingly, our society has not adapted to this change. In this urgent and ultimately optimistic book, Butler calls for us to reexamine our personal and societal approach to aging right now, so that the boomers and the generations that follow may have a financially secure and vigorous final chapter of life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 146 x 228 x 38mm | 780.17g
  • INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1586486926
  • 9781586486921
  • 1,376,887

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"New England Journal of Medicine" "This book has the potential to change the future of this country for the better..." "Journal of American Medicine Association," January 7, 2009 "Robert Butler must be counted as one of the princes of geriatric medicine in the United States. He has led a long and industrious career as physician, educator, medical civil servant, and, above all, champion of the elderly... Butler's book offers a clear critique of the present gerontological situation as well as some perceptive solutions."show more

About Robert N. Butler

Physician, gerontologist, psychiatrist, public servant, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Why Survive, Robert N. Butler, MD, was president and CEO of the International Longevity Center.show more

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