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The logic of aging

Jan Vijg

in Aging of the Genome: The dual role of DNA in life and death

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198569237
eISBN:
9780191728242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569237.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter addresses the question of why we age. Topics discussed include aging genes, pleiotropy in aging, interrupting the pathways of aging, longevity-assurance genes, and somatic damage and the ... More


Ecosickness

Heather Houser

in Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165143
eISBN:
9780231537360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165143.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the emergence of a literary mode known as “ecosickness fiction” that joins experiences of ecological and somatic damage through narrative affect. The importance of ecosickness ... More


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