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By Ian Stuart-Hamilton

With the world's inhabitants getting more and more older, there hasn't ever been a extra urgent want for the learn of outdated age and getting old. An advent to Gerontology presents a wide-ranging creation to this significant subject. by means of assuming no earlier professional wisdom and keeping off jargon, this e-book will advisor scholars via the entire major matters in gerontology, overlaying either conventional parts, comparable to organic and social growing old, in addition to extra modern components, equivalent to know-how, the humanities, sexuality and schooling of older adults. An advent to Gerontology is written by means of a workforce of overseas authors with multidisciplinary backgrounds who draw facts from a number of varied views and traditions.

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