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by Leon Kreitzman,Russell G. Foster


Book of the Year Award ForeWord Magazine 2010-01-01) Russell G. Foster is Professor of Circadian Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the Royal Society

Book of the Year Award ForeWord Magazine 2010-01-01). Seasons of Life is a joy to read, and a compelling text on the importance of seasonality in the evolution of life on Earth. This book is both pleasant and educational. It provides an excellent introduction to biological rhythms in the annual time scale. It is a great choice for scientifically literate audiences. Russell G. Foster is Professor of Circadian Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Leon Kreitzman is a science writer and broadcaster, a respected futurologist, and author of The 24 Hour Society. The authors live in Oxford and London.

Xii, 303 pages : 25 cm. 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, squirr. 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. 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.

Leon Kreitzman, Russell Foster . The natural world is full of rhythms. 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. Foster is 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 this fascinating book, Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman draw on. . The authors also highlight the impact of seasonal change on human health and well-being. Surprising facts from Seasons of Life: –The timing of human birth has a small but significant effect on various later life attributes, such as handedness and the susceptibility to many illnesses, including multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia.

Discover more publications, questions and projects in Biological Rhythms. A tour de force exploration of the mysteries of biological rhythms and circannual clocks. Animal models of human chronotype differentiation.

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Leon Kreitzman; Russell G. Foster (2004). Rhythms of life: the biological clocks that control the daily lives of every living thing. Seasons of Life: The Biological Rhythms That Enable Living Things to Thrive and Survive. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-10969-6. ISBN 978-0-300-11556-7.

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Biological Rhythms That Enable Living Things to Thrive and Survive.

Seasons of Life : The Biological Rhythms That Enable Living Things to Thrive and Survive. by Leon Kreitzman and Russell Foster.

Seasons of Life is a joy to read, and a compelling text on the importance of seasonality in the evolution of life on Earth. Finalist for the 2009 Book of the Year Award, presented by ForeWord magazine (Book of the Year Award ForeWord Magazine 2010-01-01).

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.

In this fascinating book, 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.

Surprising facts from Seasons of Life: –The timing of human birth has a small  but significant effect on various later life attributes, such as handedness and the susceptibility to many illnesses, including multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia. –Plants have the ability to measure the length of a period of light, and they germinate, flower, and successfully reproduce by using this information. –Birds migrate not in response to weather changes but by using an internal calendar. –Until recently, human birth was tightly coupled to the seasons, peaking in many societies in the spring. –Just as internal 24-hour circadian clocks predict daily change, many animals have a circannual clock in their brains that predicts the seasons.

Seasons of Life: The Biological Rhythms That Enable Living Things to Thrive and Survive epub download

ISBN13: 978-0300167863

ISBN: 0300167865

Author: Leon Kreitzman,Russell G. Foster

Category: Math and Science

Subcategory: Biological Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Yale University Press (November 30, 2010)

Pages: 320 pages

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