Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Means To An End: The Biological Basis Of Aging And Death” as Want to Read:
A Means To An End: The Biological Basis Of Aging And Death
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

A Means To An End: The Biological Basis Of Aging And Death

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Why do we age? Is aging inevitable? Will advances in medical knowledge allow us to extend the human lifespan beyond its present limits? Because growing old has long been the one irreducible reality of human existence, these intriguing questions arise more often in the context of science fiction than science fact. But recent discoveries in the fields of cell biology and mol...more
Hardcover
Published April 22nd 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Means To An End, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Means To An End

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 45)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Jesse
May 20, 2009 Jesse is currently reading it
Shelves: sciency
This book is totally fascinating, and William R. Clark's "Sex and the Origins of Death" is one of the books that got me reading about science, but I can't read more than a page or two before I have to put it down. It strikes just a little too close to the heart - I don't find I'm able to detach myself enough from the emotional side of mortality and dying to really get absorbed in the science.

His writing is clear and focused and hits the balance between challenging the non-scientist reader and dr...more
Emily
This book is a good start if you want to know about the basics of aging, the evolutionary basis of aging, and why we age. It has actually made more interested in geriatrics and gerontology. The only problem I h ad with this book that it sometimes repeated itself, and wasn't always clear with how it presented itself.
Travis Adam
Written in English, a bit out of date (Human Genome Project is now complete) but otherwise the concepts are relatively timeless. The last chapter drones on but otherwise it was worth my time.
Bhd147
Bhd147 marked it as to-read
Oct 16, 2014
Vijay Govindaraj
Vijay Govindaraj marked it as to-read
Sep 01, 2014
Reza
Reza marked it as to-read
May 14, 2014
Seamusin
Seamusin marked it as to-read
Apr 15, 2014
Colleen
Colleen marked it as to-read
Dec 23, 2013
Matt Genson
Matt Genson is currently reading it
Oct 18, 2013
Milai Dalingay
Milai Dalingay marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2013
Galen
Galen marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2013
Rachel
Rachel marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2013
Elisa
Elisa marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2013
Pamela
Pamela marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2013
Dr Rajesh
Dr Rajesh marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2013
Jackie
Jackie marked it as to-read
Mar 14, 2013
Pavel
Pavel marked it as to-read
Jun 18, 2012
J
J added it
Apr 23, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
William R. Clark is Professor Emeritus of Immunology in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of a number of books about biology, immunology, and evolution, including Sex and the Origins of Death, A Means to an End: The Biological Basis of Aging and Death, and The New Healers: The Promise and Problems of Molecular...more
More about William R. Clark...
Petrodollar Warfare: Oil, Iraq and the Future of the Dollar Sex and the Origins of Death In Defense of Self: How the Immune System Really Works At War Within: The Double-Edged Sword of Immunity Are We Hardwired?: The Role of Genes in Human Behavior

Share This Book