Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction Foster, Russell

Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

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The earth's daily rotation affects just about every living creature. From dawn through to dusk, there are changes in light, temperature, humidity, and rainfall. However, these changes are regular, rhythmic and, therefore, predictable. Thus, the near 24 hour circadian rhythm is innate: a genetically programmed clock that essentially ticks of its own accord.

This Very Short Introduction explains how organisms can "know" the time and reveals what we now understand of the nature and operation of chronobiological processes. Covering variables such as light, the metabolism, human health, and the seasons, Foster and Kreitzman illustrate how jet lag and shift work can impact on human well-being, and consider circadian rhythms alongside a wide range of disorders, from schizophrenia to obesity.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780198717683
BY (AUTHOR) Foster, Russell , BY (AUTHOR) Kreitzman, Leon
PUBLISHER : Oxford University Press PUBLICATION DATE : March 23, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Oxford University Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Tertiary Education
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 174 mm x 111 mm
WEIGHT : 147 g
SERIES : Very Short Introductions

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Mathematics & Science

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DESCRIPTION : The earth's daily rotation affects just about every living creature. From dawn through to dusk, there are changes in light, temperature, humidity, and rainfall. However, these changes are regular, rhythmic and, therefore, predictable. Thus, the near 24 hour circadian rhythm is innate: a genetically programmed clock that essentially ticks of its own accord.This Very Short Introduction explains how organisms can "know" the time and reveals what we now understand of the nature and operation of chronobiological processes. Covering variables such as light, the metabolism, human health, and the seasons, Foster and Kreitzman illustrate how jet lag and shift work can impact on human well-being, and consider circadian rhythms alongside a wide range of disorders, from schizophrenia to obesity.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780198717683 BY (AUTHOR) Foster, Russell , BY (AUTHOR) Kreitzman, Leon PUBLISHER : Oxford University Press PUBLICATION DATE : March 23, 2017 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Oxford University Press LANGUAGE : English AGE : Tertiary Education PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 174 mm x 111 mm WEIGHT : 147 g SERIES : Very Short Introductions PRODUCT CATEGORY : Mathematics & Science * This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.