Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time
  • Author : Sue Armstrong
  • Publsiher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 24 January 2019
  • ISBN : 1472936078
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 1 ratings
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As featured on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week 'A rich, timely study for the era of "global ageing"' Nature The ageing of the world population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century – up there with climate change in its potential global impact. Sometime before 2020, the number of people over 65 worldwide will, for the first time, be greater than the number of 0–4 year olds, and it will keep on rising. The strains this is causing on society are already evident as health and social services everywhere struggle to cope with the care needs of the elderly. But why and how do we age? Scientists have been asking this question for centuries, yet there is still no agreement. There are a myriad competing theories, from the idea that our bodies simply wear out with the rough and tumble of living, like well-worn shoes or a rusting car, to the belief that ageing and death are genetically programmed and controlled. In Borrowed Time, Sue Armstrong tells the story of science's quest to understand ageing and to prevent or delay the crippling conditions so often associated with old age. She focusses inward – on what is going on in our bodies at the most basic level of the cells and genes as the years pass – to look for answers to why and how our skin wrinkles with age, our wounds take much longer to heal than they did when we were kids, and why words escape us at crucial moments in conversation.This book explores these questions and many others through interviews with key scientists in the field of gerontology and with people who have interesting and important stories to tell about their personal experiences of ageing.


Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time
  • Author : Sue Armstrong
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 24 January 2019
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As featured on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week 'A rich, timely study for the era of "global ageing"' Nature The ageing of the world population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century – up there with climate change in its potential global impact. Sometime before 2020, the number of people over 65 worldwide will, for the first time, be greater than the number of 0–4 year olds, and it will keep on rising. The strains this


On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time
  • Author : John E. Tilton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 September 2010
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The sharp rise in mineral use has revived concern about scarcity. Economist John Tilton responds by analyzing recent trends in the consumption and availability of minerals that are most integral to the needs of modern civilization. He reminds readers that, if the arguments about scarcity sound familiar, it is because the story of minerals scarcity is almost as old as human history-and so too is substitution and technological innovation. The issue at hand is the unprecedented acceleration in exploitation and


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Borrowed Time
  • Author : Tracy Clark
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release : 01 June 2019
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In Tracy Clark’s electrifying new mystery featuring Cassandra Raines, the former Chicago cop turned private investigator looks into a suspicious death as a favor to a friend—and makes some powerful enemies . . . Sitting in cold cars for hours, serving lowlifes with summonses . . . being a P.I. means riding out a lot of slow patches. But sometimes the most familiar paths can lead straight to danger—like at Cass’s go-to diner, where new delivery guy Jung Byson wants to


On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time
  • Author : Jenn McKinlay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 04 November 2014
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The New York Times bestselling Library Lover's mysteries continue with a hot new case... Loving a good cup of coffee runs in the family for Briar Creek library director Lindsey Norris. But when her brother, Jack, a consultant for a coffee company, goes missing, her favorite beverage becomes a key clue in a dangerous mystery. Between preparing the library for the holidays and juggling the affections of ex-boyfriend, Captain Mike Sullivan, and her new crush, actor Robbie Vine, Lindsey has


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  • Author : Jack Campbell
  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Release : 12 February 2013
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A collection of seven time-bending sci-fi stories by the author of the New York Times–bestselling Lost Fleet series—with new author’s notes for each story. In “Betty Knox and Dictionary Jones in The Mystery of the Missing Teenage Anachronisms,” a pair of time travelers get stuck in 1964—and in the bodies of their fifteen-year-old selves. It’s a terrible time to have other time travelers looking to kill you. SFRevu called this story “one of the most enjoyable


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Borrowed Time
  • Author : James Freeman,Vern McKinley
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 07 August 2018
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The disturbing, untold story of one of the largest financial institutions in the world, Citigroup—one of the " too big to fail" banks—from its founding in 1812 to its role in the 2008 financial crisis, and the many disasters in between. During the 2008 financial crisis, Citi was presented as the victim of events beyond its control—the larger financial panic, unforeseen economic disruptions, and a perfect storm of credit expansion, private greed, and public incompetence. To save the economy and keep


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Borrowed Time
  • Author : Paul Monette
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 25 March 2014
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“An eloquent testimonial to the power of love and the devastation of loss” from the National Book Award–winning author of Becoming a Man (Publishers Weekly). In 1974, Paul Monette met Roger Horwitz, the man with whom he would share more than a decade of his life. In 1986, Roger died of complications from AIDS. Borrowed Time traces this love story from start to tragic finish. At a time when the medical community was just beginning to understand this mysterious and virulent


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Borrowed Time
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 27 February 1996
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Caroline Vaughan’s photographs offer inspired and surprising visions of landscapes, still lifes, and the human form. In Borrowed Time, her images of nature and people, sometimes surreal and often arresting, follow each other to create a visual poem of opposition and likeness, physical beauty and balance. Compelling the viewer’s attention with delicate rich tones and meticulous technique, she holds the viewer’s gaze even when her subject is difficult. Most highly acclaimed for her psychologically complex but subtle


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Borrowed Time
  • Author : David Mark
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Release : 01 May 2020
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Adam Nunn's search for his true identity has horrifying consequences in this compelling psychological thriller. A badly mutilated body has been discovered in a remote woodland pond on the Essex borders – a location known to be the haunt of the ruthless crime gang that ruled London in the 70s. When one of the victim's hands is found nearby, forensic tests reveal a number scrawled on the palm. It is quickly identified as the National Insurance number of struggling family man


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Borrowed Time
  • Author : Robert Goddard
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 26 January 2010
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One fateful summer evening, businessman Robin Timariot meets a strikingly beautiful woman while out walking. They exchange only a few words, but those words prove to be unforgettable. A few days later, the newspapers are full of the rape and murder of Lady Louise Paxton - and to his horror, Timariot realises that this was the woman he met just hours before her death. A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a series of bizarre events


On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time
  • Author : David Rosenfelt
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 15 February 2011
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What if it were possible that your most cherished memories were lies... and that finding out the truth could cost you your life? Richard Kilmer is head over heels in love with Jennifer Ryan, who takes him home to meet her parents, where she accepts his marriage proposal. While visiting, they set out on a nostalgic drive up to Kendrick Falls. On their way there, a freak storm rolls in, Richard loses control of his car, and it rolls. When


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Borrowed Time
  • Author : Charles M. Kinney,Pamela Gillis Watson
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release : 27 February 2021
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After LZ X-Ray and Albany came LZ-4, Operation Masher/White Wing, Operation Davy Crocket, and a place called Tuy Hoa. The gripping memoir of a medic with the renowned 7th Cavalry.



On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time
  • Author : Paul Osborn
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release : 27 February 1969
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THE STORY: Gramps is idolized by his young grandson, Pud, who models his every action after the old man. But Gramps' salty expressions and rough behavior are frowned upon by both the strait-laced Aunt Demetria and Granny, so Aunt Demetria comes to


On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time
  • Author : Robert Manne
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Release : 26 February 2018
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Are we living on borrowed time? From climate change to the Murdoch empire, from refugees to WikiLeaks –Robert Manne applies his brilliant mind to the issues and people that shape our world. This provocative and informative book includes essays on Donald Trump’s links to Russia, Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership, the ideas driving Islamic State, and Jonathan Franzen’s views on climate activism. In the title essay, Manne shares a life-altering personal story that is frank, moving and unforgettable. Robert