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Jellyfish Age Backwards: Nature's Secrets to Longevity

by Nicklas Brendborg Author

In this fascinating work of science writing, author Nicklas Brendborg reveals the bizarre and unbelievable ways in which various animals and plant species around the world come close to immortality. Starting with a discussion of advances in the human science of longevity, Brendborg takes the reader on a journey around the world, introducing them to 400 year old sharks, ancient trees, enormous lobsters, and even a jellyfish that ages backwards when threatened. With lessons for the reader on what they can do to increase their longevity, and a glimpse into the advances researchers are working on now, Jellyfish Age Backwards is a must-read for science-minded folks and those fascinated by the mysteries of the natural world.