Science for Everyone – The Grand Biological Clock

So out of our remaining posts for Science for Everyone, as mentioned in Taking Stock we now come to The Grand Biological Clock by V. M. Dilman. Many, many thanks to gnv64 for making this possible.

From  the back cover:

Today, as a result of social progress and developments in medicine, the average human lifespan exceeds seventy years. Is this the limit? Why do we age? What mechanism lies at the base of this phenomenon, and are there means to retard it? What is the physiological norm for each age group?

The author, who is a professor and Doctor of Medicine, answers all these questions from the position of modern science.

The book is intended for doctors, biologists, and anyone who is interested in contemporary biomedicine.

The book was translated from the Russian by M. Rosenberg, translation edited by T. Juswigg and was first published by Mir in 1989.

Update Jan 2020

The Internet Archive Link

Table of Contents is as under

Introduction 7
Chapter 1. Hierarchy of Control in the Organism: the Role of the Hypothalamus 31
Chapter 2. Stress and Diseases 50
Chapter 3. The Law of Deviation of Homeostasis 69
Chapter 4. Hyperadaptosis: a Normal Disease of the Adaptational Homeostat 96
Chapter 5. The Climacteric: Normal Disease of the Reproductive System 106
Chapter 6. Age-Related Changes in Appetite Regulation 126
Chapter 7. Obesity: a Normal Disease of the Energy Homeostat 139
Chapter 8. Obesity: The Disease of Diseases 151
Chapter 9. Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Immunodepression 163
Chapter 10. Cancer and Cancrophilia 184
Chapter 11. Aging: the Most Universal Disease. The Role of Random and Regular Processes 227
Chapter 12. Four Models of Disease Development 275
Chapter 13. What Is the Norm, or the Grand Biological Clock and the “Certificate of Health” 293
Chapter 14, Age-Related Norm and Accelerated Development 304
Chapter 15. The Female and the Male: Four and Three Stages of Life 315
Chapter 16. To Treat or Not to Treat? How to Retard Aging 324
Chapter 17. On the Path to Integral Medicine 353
Epilogue 395
Subject Index 422

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13 Responses to Science for Everyone – The Grand Biological Clock

  1. MAN says:

    first of all I appreciate your dedication to give your valuable time to open community to share and learn more.. possibly it might became another it up..
    I always enjoy reading to these excellent book by Russian authors..and my favorite is LV tarasov quantum mechanics…I have its hard copy and atleast 4-5 soft copy but still continue to download in search of better quality 🙂

    can you please upload Calculus by LV TARASOV the link is dead..i tried many times..

    once again appriciate


    • damitr says:

      Thanks for the kind words. Yes, the link is dead, as are most other links. I am still trying to cope up with dead links after they deleted all the files from ifile. There is time to reinstate the links, and taking this as an opportunity to find better versions.

      The current QM copy of Tarasov is the better one, amongst the ones that we have.
      Tarasov’s Calculus has been upped.



  2. MAN says:

    thanks a lot 🙂


  3. Biju Jose says:

    hei damitr thanks for all your posts and also re up all the dead links

    thanks again


  4. Aditya says:

    link dead please reupload it


  5. biju says:

    All the files uploaded by damitr is also uploaded by me on jumbofile people can also download the same form here
    its a public folder
    then damitr plz chk it and notify me whether i have missed any file


  6. vijayan says:

    This is an excellent site telling about science for everyone series books since the mir books are not available now in India.If made available through you by downloads books such as me or not me,grand biological clock i will be much happy .Expecting these books will become available in downloadable form.Thank you-N.vijayan


  7. Sir,
    I request to you pl. provide Marathi scientific books link


  8. macsons says:

    If you wish you can purchase the physical copy here


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