Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age

Sue Armstrong (Author)

Product Details

$28.00  $25.76
Bloomsbury SIGMA
Publish Date
February 26, 2019
5.6 X 1.0 X 8.7 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Sue Armstrong is a science writer and broadcaster based in Edinburgh. She has worked for a variety of media organisations, including New Scientist, and since the 1980s has undertaken regular assignments for the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS, writing about women's health issues and the AIDS pandemic, among many other topics, and reporting from the frontline in countries as diverse as Haiti, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, Thailand, Namibia and Serbia. Sue has been involved, as presenter, writer and researcher, in several major documentaries for BBC Radio 4; programmes have focused on the biology of ageing, and of drug addiction, alcoholism, obesity, AIDS, CJD, cancer and stress. Her previous book was p53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code, also published with Bloomsbury Sigma. It has been highly commended by the BMA Book Award.


"Invigorating." --Booklist

"As a seventy-five-year-old man I felt oddly rejuvenated by this book. Try it yourself!" --Professor Steve Jones

"Sue Armstrong's book humanely tackles ageing in a way that is grounded, philosophical and makes the most complex science accessible to lay people like me. While not dangling false hopes of innovatory medical cures, it is full of hope about the strides being made in gerontology and pharmacology. And while I may be getting older, the vigour of this book is life-enhancing." --Claire Fox, Director of the Academy of Ideas and panellist on BBC Radio 4's The Moral Maze

"Authoritative, comprehensible and fun to read. The book ageing research has been waiting for." --Richard Faragher, Professor of Biogerontology at the University of Brighton

"Borrowed Time gives a wonderful overview of the fast-evolving science of longevity. I thoroughly recommend this book as a primer on what will become a key industry in the next two decades or so." --Jim Mellon, Chairman, Juvenescence Ltd.