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The living clock : the orchestrator of biological rhythms

Author: John D Palmer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From one-celled paramecium to giant blue whales, we all have internal clocks that regulate the rhythms we live by. In The Living Clock, John Palmer, one of the world's leading authorities on these rhythms, takes us on a tour of this broad and multifaceted subject, examining everything from glowing fruit flies to the best cures for jet lag."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John D Palmer
ISBN: 019514340X 9780195143409
OCLC Number: 46884272
Description: xiii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction to Rhythms and Clocks --
Ch. 2. Human Rhythms: Basic Processes --
Ch. 3. Rhythmic Pharmacology --
Ch. 4. Jet Lag can be a Drag --
Ch. 5. Daily Rhythm in Single-Cell Organisms --
Ch. 6. Rhythms in Shore Dwellers --
Ch. 7. Some Animal Rhythms --
Ch. 8. A Few Plant Clocks --
Ch. 9. Denouement: The Living Clock.
Responsibility: John D. Palmer.
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Palmer deftly explains biological timekeepers in humans and animals, explaining jet lage and how to avoid it, and the wide range of effects of our biological clocks on our behaviour and health.  Read more...

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"Palmer has written a whimsical, 'gosh can you believe that' account for the interested lay reader, which is also a book that will further fascinate serious chronobiologists with the wonders of their Read more...

 
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