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Between Zeus and the Salmon: The Biodemography of Longevity

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Between Zeus and the Salmon: The Biodemography of Longevity
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Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0309057876
ISBN-13: 9780309057875
Number of pages: 296

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This volume deals with such diverse topics as the role of the elderly in other species and among human societies past and present, the contribution of evolutionary theory to our understanding of human longevity and intergenerational transfers, mathematical models for survival, and the potential for collecting genetic material in household surveys.

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