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How and why we age

  • 377 Pages
  • 1.54 MB
  • English
Ballantine Books , New York
Aging., Aging -- Physiological asp
StatementLeonard Hayflick ; with a foreword by Robert N. Butler.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxii, 377 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18239000M
ISBN 100345401557

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