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Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction Russell Foster (Head of Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology Director of Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute and Fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford)

Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction By Russell Foster (Head of Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology Director of Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute and Fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford)

Summary

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.

Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction Summary

Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction by Russell Foster (Head of Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology Director of Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute and Fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford)

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.

Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction Reviews

Circadian Rhythms is an ideal companion to Sleep, another excellent book in the same series and co-authored by Foster ... Foster and Kreitzman delve into the molecular biology that underlies the circadian rhythms, but they do so clearly and gradually. So even if you're not a biologist you'll be able to follow the discussions. * Mark Greener, Fortean Times *
excellent * David Lorimer, Network Review *

About Russell Foster (Head of Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology Director of Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute and Fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford)

Russell Foster is Professor of Circadian Neuroscience and the Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Oxford University. His research spans basic and applied circadian and photoreceptor biology. For his discovery of non-rod, non-cone ocular photoreceptors he has been awarded the Honma prize (Japan), Cogan award (USA), and Zoological Society Scientific & Edride-Green Medals (UK). He has also written several books, such as Rhythms of Life , co-authored with Leon Kreitzman (Profile Books, 2004) and Sleep: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2012). Leon Kreitzman is an esteemed author, biologist and broadcaster who is currently a visiting consultant at the Nuffield Health Centre at Oxford University. He has written numerous articles and books on the social and scientific factors of chronobiology, including The 24 Hour Society (Profile Books, 1999).

Table of Contents

1: Introduction 2: How the clock works 3: Light and the clock 4: Synchronising the clock 5: Day/night cycle 6: Clocks and metabolism 7: Clocks and human health 8: The seasonal clock 9: Where did the clocks come from Further reading Index

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9780198717683
0198717687
Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction by Russell Foster (Head of Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology Director of Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute and Fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford)
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Oxford University Press
2017-03-23
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