As the Baby Boomers head toward retirement, the 4-vol. Encyclopedia of Aging offers a timely resource encompassing all aspects of aging. Covering a variety of disciplines --biology, medicine, economics, law psychology, sociology and history -- the Encyclopedia also explores related issues such as religion, spirituality, and ethics. Also includes a topical outline, primary source documents, addresses, Web sites and an index.
"Alzheimer's, criminal victimization, frailty, incontinence, lack of autonomy, poverty, retirement homes and widowhood are just a few of the current popular associations with aging. Few are positive images and most reflect fears associated with the process of advancing age...While gerontologists focused on the physiological and pathological aspects of aging, an army of other researchers approached societal and individual responses to aging populations and to simply getting old. This new scholarly encyclopedia makes much of that research available to students and scholars by providing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging...With the growing number of baby boomers now approaching old age, this groundbreaking encyclopedia should make an excellent addition to both academic and public libraries."
-- Lawrence Looks at Books (October 2002)
Price: US $737.00