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by: Russell Foster, Leon Kreitzman

 : Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
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Binding: Paperback
Brand: Oxford University Press
EAN: 9780198717683
Edition: 1
Feature: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198717687
Item Dimensions: 440680040
Label: Oxford University Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Oxford University Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 144
Publication Date: May 23, 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Studio: Oxford University Press

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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.




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