A fascinating book on how our bodies are evolving towards a longer life. This book ignores the problems that might kill us before our time. This includes war, accidents, infectious disease, famine, etc. Instead it looks at what happens to our bodies as we age. Is there a 'death gene' that starts shutting our bodily systems down at some age? How does heredity play a part?
This book is a popular summary of recent research into the end of life. It looks at the statistics showing that we are living longer and then begins to look at ways to account for our longer lives.