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 previous age and getting old. An creation to Gerontology presents a wide-ranging advent to this significant subject. by means of assuming no previous specialist wisdom and heading off jargon, this publication will consultant scholars via all of the major matters in gerontology, protecting either conventional components, comparable to organic and social growing older, in addition to extra modern parts, equivalent to know-how, the humanities, sexuality and schooling of older adults. An creation to Gerontology is written via a workforce of overseas authors with multidisciplinary backgrounds who draw facts from a number of various views and traditions.
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