Seasons of Life: The Biological Rhythms that Living Things Need to Thrive and Survive

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Profile Books, 2009 - 303 páginas
Just as daily events are timed by living creatures through circadian rhythms, so seasonal events are timed through an internal calendar that signals birds to return to nesting grounds, salmon to spawn, plants to flower, squirrels to hibernate, kelp to stop growing. Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman draw on remarkable recent scientific advances to explain how seasonal change affects organisms, and how plants and animals over countless generations have evolved exquisite sensitivities and adaptations to the seasons. The authors also highlight the impact of seasonal change on human health and well-being. They conclude with a discussion of the dangers posed when climate changes disrupt the seasonal rhythms on which so much life depends

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Foster and Kreitzman's first book, Rhythms of Life, explained the importance of the circadian, or daily, rhythms that animals and plants live by. This second venture shifts the time span outwards and ... Leer reseña completa

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Russell G. Fosteris Professor of Circadian Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and a leading expert on the neuroscience of biological time. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society. Leon Kreitzman is a writer and broadcaster, a widely respected futurologist, and author of The 24 Hour Society. In Rhythms of Life, also published by Profile, Russell Foster and Leon Kreitzman introduced the science of chronobiology and circadian rhythms to the general public. Their influential book was a finalist for the Galileo science book prize in Padua and short-listed for the US independent publishers science book award. Rhythms of Life has been published in the UK, USA, Italy China, Japan, Taiwan

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