An Introduction to Gerontology

Ian Stuart-Hamilton

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With the world's population getting increasingly older, there has never been a more pressing need for the study of old age and ageing. An Introduction to Gerontology provides a wide-ranging introduction to this important topic. By assuming no prior expert knowledge and avoiding jargon, this book will guide students through all the main subjects in gerontology, covering both traditional areas, such as biological and social ageing, and more contemporary areas, such as technology, the arts and sexuality. An Introduction to Gerontology is written by a team of international authors with multidisciplinary backgrounds who draw evidence from a variety of different perspectives and traditions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages458
ISBN (Print)9780521734950
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012


  • gerontology
  • ageing
  • old age


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