[Free eBook & Audiobook] Alder by Suresh Rattan [Danish Academic Ageing & Gerontology Research Essay]

Alder (Age) by Suresh Rattan, a gerontology researcher at Aarhus University, is the the 45th in the Tænkepauser series of accessibly-written Danish-language short introductory essays on various academic topics meant for a general audience, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus University Press in Denmark.

This Danish-language essay covers the topic of ageing and age-related scientific research, with a semi-philosophical look into the view of ageing in society and contemplation of the potential for life extension in our modern age.

Offered as a DRM-free ebook and accompanying MP3 audiobook, available worldwide through January 9th.

Free for a limited time through January 9th directly @ the Aarhus University Press website (DRM-free ePub & PDF; download the MP3 audiobook under the Om bogen section where it says “som lydbog”)

Description (in Danish)
1955. Det er det tal, Suresh Rattan kan læse på sin fødselsattest. I den alder banker forfaldet på hos enhver, men han føler sig ikke så gammel. Faktisk har han det som en tyve år yngre vårhare, og han ved godt hvorfor, men han er jo også aldersforsker ved Aarhus Universitet. Takket være evolutionen kan vi ikke forestille os selv ældre end 45, og biologisk set burde vi bare opgive ånden, når vi har opdraget et par tro kopier af os selv. Til alle os, der gerne vil leve lidt længere, har Suresh opfundet formlen for evigt liv. Lad os håbe, den virker.

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