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The Rhythms Of Life : the Biological Clocks That Control the Daily Lives of Every Living Thing.

Author: Leon Kreitzman; Russell Foster
Publisher: London : Profile, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Popular science at its most exciting: the breaking new world of chronobiology - understanding the rhythm of life in humans and all plants and animals. The entire natural world is full of rhythms. The early bird catches the worm -and migrates to an internal calendar. Dormice hibernate away the winter. Plants open and close their flowers at the same hour each day. Bees search out nectar-rich flowers day after day.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kreitzman, Leon.
Rhythms Of Life : The Biological Clocks That Control the Daily Lives of Every Living Thing.
London : Profile, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Kreitzman; Russell Foster
ISBN: 9781847653727 1847653723
OCLC Number: 763155626
Description: 1 online resource (469 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The day within and the day without; 2 Telling time; 3 Oscillators, clocks and hourglasses; 4 The challenge of daily change; 5 The search for the clock; 6 Light on the clock; 7 The molecular clock: protein 'tick' and RNA 'tock'; 8 A few species and many clocks; 9 The changing seasons; 10 Clockwork evolution; 11 Sleep and performance; 12 SAD shifts; 13 Time to take your medicine; 14 Future times: Uchronia or Dyschronia; Glossary of common terms; Appendix I Rhythms in humans. Appendix II Coping with jet-lagReferences; Index; Footnotes; Chapter 14; *

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Popular science at its most excititng: the breaking new world of chronobiology - understandind the rhythm of life in humans and all plants and animals.  Read more...

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A fascinating mine of information ... this is essential reading. * The Independent * An intriguing and highly detailed account of circadian rhythms. * Observer * Foster is a pioneer who takes readers Read more...

 
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