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Middle age : a natural history, David Bainbridge

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Middle age : a natural history
Title
Middle age
Title remainder
a natural history
Statement of responsibility
David Bainbridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
David Bainbridge is a vet with a particular interest in evolutionary zoology - and he has just turned forty. As well as the usual concerns about greying hair, failing eyesight and goldfish levels of forgetfulness, he finds himself pondering some bigger questions: have I come to the end of my productive life as a human being? And what I am now for? By looking afresh at the latest research from the fields of anthropology, neuroscience, psychology, and reproductive biology, it seems that the answers are surprisingly, reassuringly encouraging. In clear, engaging and amiable prose, Bainbridge explains the science behind the physical, mental and emotional changes men and women experience between the ages of 40 and 60, and reveals the evolutionary - and personal - benefits of middle age, which is unique to human beings and helps to explain the extraordinary success of our species. Middle Age will change the way you think about mid-life, and help turn the 'crisis' into a cause for celebration
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Bainbridge, David
Dewey number
305.244
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Middle aged persons
  • Middle age
  • Middle age
Label
Middle age : a natural history, David Bainbridge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I From Savanna to Suburbia: Why middle age has never been about growing old -- 1.What makes middle-aged people? -- 2.What breaks middle-aged people? -- 3.Are people really meant to die at forty? -- 4.Why is middle age so important? (A first attempt at an answer.) -- 5.Saggy? Wrinkly? Grey? Why? -- 6.Middle-aged spread is normal, isn't it? -- pt. II Still Crazy After All These Years: The triumph of the middle-aged mind -- 7.Over the hill or prime of life? -- 8.Why does time speed up as you get older? -- 9.Is your mind `complete' by the time you're forty? -- 10.Do middle-aged people really get sadder? -- 11.Is the middle-aged mind fragile? -- 12.So . . . what is the secret of a flourishing middle-aged mind? -- pt. III Older and Bolder: Romance, love, sex, babies and life after forty -- 13.The end of sex? (An introduction.) -- 14.Why does women's reproduction just `switch off'? -- 15.Crisis? What crisis? --
  • Contents note continued: 16.Should middle-aged people have babies? -- 17.Is the `empty-nest syndrome' real? -- 18.Will you still love me tomorrow?
Control code
000048865609
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
317 p.
Isbn
9781846272677
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Label
Middle age : a natural history, David Bainbridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I From Savanna to Suburbia: Why middle age has never been about growing old -- 1.What makes middle-aged people? -- 2.What breaks middle-aged people? -- 3.Are people really meant to die at forty? -- 4.Why is middle age so important? (A first attempt at an answer.) -- 5.Saggy? Wrinkly? Grey? Why? -- 6.Middle-aged spread is normal, isn't it? -- pt. II Still Crazy After All These Years: The triumph of the middle-aged mind -- 7.Over the hill or prime of life? -- 8.Why does time speed up as you get older? -- 9.Is your mind `complete' by the time you're forty? -- 10.Do middle-aged people really get sadder? -- 11.Is the middle-aged mind fragile? -- 12.So . . . what is the secret of a flourishing middle-aged mind? -- pt. III Older and Bolder: Romance, love, sex, babies and life after forty -- 13.The end of sex? (An introduction.) -- 14.Why does women's reproduction just `switch off'? -- 15.Crisis? What crisis? --
  • Contents note continued: 16.Should middle-aged people have babies? -- 17.Is the `empty-nest syndrome' real? -- 18.Will you still love me tomorrow?
Control code
000048865609
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
317 p.
Isbn
9781846272677
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :

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