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Living Clock The Orchestrator of Biological Rhythms

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ISBN-10: 019514340X

ISBN-13: 9780195143409

Edition: 2002

Authors: John D. Palmer

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This book is an introduction to a basic property of life, one mostly unknown to science and the public until the latter half of the last century: Humans, plants, and animals have within their bodies a kind of clock that synchronizes much of what they do throughout their lives to the time of day and the seasons, and in the case of the sea-dwelling organisms, the tides. This timepiece performs its service autonomously - it rules silently within us without us giving a thought to it.Three chapters are devoted to the human clock: its disruptive action in transmeridional travel and shift work, its oversight in most every aspect of our physiology, and how doctors being aware of its action can save…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/14/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

John D. Palmer is associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Colgate University.

Introduction to Rhythms and Clocks
Human Rhythms: Basic Processes
Rhythmic Pharmacology
Jet Lag can be a Drag
Daily Rhythm in Single-Cell Organisms
Rhythms in Shore Dwellers
Some Animal Rhythms
A Few Plant Clocks
Denouement: The Living Clock
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