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Jellyfish Age Backwards

By: Nicklas Brendborg,Elizabeth de Noma - translator
Narrated by: Joe Leat
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Summary

The international best seller.

A journey into the astonishing nature and true science of longevity.

Molecular biologist Nicklas Brendborg takes us on a journey from farthest reaches of the globe to the most cutting-edge research to explore what nature has to teach us about longevity.

From immortal lobsters, backwards-aging jellyfish and the centuries-old Greenland shark to the woman who successfully edited her own DNA in search of immortality, Jellyfish Age Backwards brings together everything the natural world and science have to offer on the mystery of ageing.

Ultimately, this audiobook will reshape everything you thought you knew about ageing—and offer a biologist's secrets to unlocking your own longevity.

©2022 Nicklas Brendborg (P)2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Faultless,

Fab, concise book, packed with so much information.

I read and listen to a lot health longevity nutrition and health, and this is up there in my top 5 books on this subject.

So often in this genre, authors become quite preachy about their beliefs or otherwise come out with some rather odd hypothetical theories and then try and back it up.

Mr Brendborg has written s book, which tells it as it is. He has found some really interesting research and there is plenty of food for thought from the wonderful discoveries in our plant and animal kingdom.
All dished up with a little humour here and there, which makes a welcome break when it it gets very scientific.

Highly recommend.

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Great book flip my views. pronunciation was off

A really good book that I thoroughly enjoyed. It challenged my views and gave an excellent overview of a vast range of topics around ageing without being a self help book of how to live longer.

The tone of narration was good but the only thing let it down was the pronunciation of scientific words. it is evident that the narrator hadn't had a background in the sciences and I'm not sure that any of the production team had coached him.the stresses in the words were in the wrong place, phonetically spelt words were interpreted as not and annoyingly visa versa. A bit jarring for an excellent science book.

I would recommend, but check any pronunciation with someone in the field.

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I went into this book expecting a book with quirky facts about various animals and instead got a book about aging and the factors affecting it. NB: Read the blurb before commencing a book.

- Despite being different to what I expected, this book was pretty interesting and well researched. The author talks about a wide range of studies, cases and methods for determining how different factors affect aging in both animals and humans and you can tell that lots of effort and research has gone into this book.

- The narrator of the audiobook (English translation) did an excellent job of maintaining an engaging and amusing tone andade the subject matter easier to enjoy.

If you like lay science books, especially about human physiology then give Jellyfish Age Backwards a go.

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No Fountain of Youth ?

Engaging and interesting book on aspects of ageing and how nature, other species and humans deal with it and sometimes manage to change the ageing process. Each chapter is well researched and I particularly enjoyed the parts about other species like the particular jellyfish of the title. Some of chemistry was a bit above me but it was my weakest subject at school !
Worth a listen.

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I like books like this one. One subject looks on

through many different levels and sides of science. This is a great way to learn more on this subject if you haven't studied science.
Like the nerdy humour and the simple explanation. Caught my attention from the first chapter to the last one. I need to confess that I'm a little bit jealous how easy the author writes on such a complicated subject. Congratulations to him and I hope we hear from him more.

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Excellent book with engaging narrator

I didn't have any specific expectations when buying this book, just decided to give it a try. Finished it in 2-3 days. It's packed with knowledge, written with humor and has a great narrator. I highly recommend it for everyone, no matter your profession or interests.

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lovely lovely book

Enjoyable listen. lots of food for thought and beautifully written. Nicklas is skeptical about evidence when needed.

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Excellent narration!

A well written book and excellent narration. For someone who's been obsessed with longevity I found this book full of new inciteful information. A must for any aspiring immortal!

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Great Book. Must Read.

Knowledge is immense. Explained wonderfully. The latest research and findings are simply astonishing. Brilliant.

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Revolutionary read

The compotion of human body is complex. Each chapter covers a different topic. A segment of our internals. it a ook you woukd want to keep it in your library. Truly exceptional book.