With the growing size of the elderly population comes an increased interest in aging as a subject of research and study. Human Aging: Biological Perspectives is written for the one-quarter or one-semester introductory level course and is aimed at students with little or no science background. The main structure of the text follows a body systems approach. In addition to the introductory chapter and a chapter covering molecules, cells, and the theories of aging, each body system is covered in its own chapter.
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Augustine Gaspar DiGiovanna is Associate Professor of Biology at Salisbury State University in Maryland. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology from the University of Maryland, where he was elected to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Since 1972, Dr. DiGiovanna has been a member of the teaching faculty at Salisbury State. He has also been Visiting Teaching Professor at the University of Maryland. He specializes in teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology, Vertebrate Embryology, and Biology of Human Aging. In 1982 he helped develop the interdisciplinary minor in gerontology at Salisbury State, which is a member institution of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Dr. DiGiovanna is a member of the Gerontological Society of America.
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