Spring chicken: stay young forever (or die trying)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2015.
Language:
English
Description
From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old? SPRING CHICKEN: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) SPRING CHICKEN is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through the latest research, popular mythology, and ancient wisdom on mankind's oldest obsession: How can we live longer? And better? In his funny, self-deprecating voice, veteran reporter Bill Gifford takes readers on a fascinating journey through the science of aging, from the obvious signs like wrinkles and baldness right down into the innermost workings of cells. We visit cutting-edge labs where scientists are working to "hack" the aging process, like purging "senescent" cells from mice to reverse the effects of aging. He'll reveal why some people live past 100 without even trying, what has happened with resveratrol, the "red wine pill" that made headlines a few years ago, how your fat tissue is trying to kill you, and how it's possible to unlock longevity-promoting pathways that are programmed into our very genes. Gifford separates the wheat from the chaff as he exposes hoaxes and scams foisted upon an aging society, and arms readers with the best possible advice on what to do, what not to do, and what life-changing treatments may be right around the corner. An intoxicating mixture of deep reporting, fascinating science, and prescriptive takeaway, SPRING CHICKEN will reveal the extraordinary breakthroughs that may yet bring us eternal youth, while exposing dangerous deceptions that prey on the innocent and ignorant.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781455527441
9781455552443
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 82f8b719-8bfb-4c07-f6ab-ccc311eb0a94
Grouping Title spring chicken stay young forever or die trying
Grouping Author gifford bill
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-24 23:03:32PM
Last Indexed 2018-09-25 00:17:45AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Gifford, Bill,
author_display Gifford, Bill
available_at_catalog Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Looby, Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction, Goodlettsville - Adult Non-Fiction, Looby - Adult Non-Fiction, Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description "From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old? SPRING CHICKEN: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) SPRING CHICKEN is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through the latest research, popular mythology, and ancient wisdom on mankind's oldest obsession: How can we live longer? And better? In his funny, self-deprecating voice, veteran reporter Bill Gifford takes readers on a fascinating journey through the science of aging, from the obvious signs like wrinkles and baldness right down into the innermost workings of cells. We visit cutting-edge labs where scientists are working to "hack" the aging process, like purging "senescent" cells from mice to reverse the effects of aging. He'll reveal why some people live past 100 without even trying, what has happened with resveratrol, the "red wine pill" that made headlines a few years ago, how your fat tissue is trying to kill you, and how it's possible to unlock longevity-promoting pathways that are programmed into our very genes. Gifford separates the wheat from the chaff as he exposes hoaxes and scams foisted upon an aging society, and arms readers with the best possible advice on what to do, what not to do, and what life-changing treatments may be right around the corner. An intoxicating mixture of deep reporting, fascinating science, and prescriptive takeaway, SPRING CHICKEN will reveal the extraordinary breakthroughs that may yet bring us eternal youth, while exposing dangerous deceptions that prey on the innocent and ignorant"--
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id 82f8b719-8bfb-4c07-f6ab-ccc311eb0a94
isbn 9781455527441, 9781455552443
item_details ils:CARL0000460266|35192047329382|Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction|612.68 G4581s|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000460266|35192047329390|Goodlettsville - Adult Non-Fiction|612.68 G4581s|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GO||, ils:CARL0000460266|35192047329408|Looby - Adult Non-Fiction|612.68 G4581s|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||LO||, ils:CARL0000460266|35192047329416|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|612.68 G4581s|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:127d53c8-0e96-4649-a217-fac295a505f2|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-09-25T05:17:45.726Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 612.68 G4581s
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Looby, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9781455527441
publishDate 2015
record_details ils:CARL0000460266|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Grand Central Publishing,|2015.|xvi, 366 pages ; 24 cm., overdrive:127d53c8-0e96-4649-a217-fac295a505f2|eBook|eBook||English|Grand Central Publishing|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000460266 35192047329416 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000460266 35192047329408 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000460266 35192047329382 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000460266 35192047329390 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:127d53c8-0e96-4649-a217-fac295a505f2 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Aging, Longevity, Rejuvenation, Self-care, Health
title_display Spring chicken : stay young forever (or die trying)
title_full Spring Chicken Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying), Spring chicken : stay young forever (or die trying) / Bill Gifford
title_short Spring chicken :
title_sub stay young forever (or die trying)
topic_facet Aging, Longevity, Nonfiction, Rejuvenation, Science, Self-Improvement, Self-care, Health, Sociology