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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 lives. Other major subjects describe the role in piloting birds in homing and migration, guiding the seasonal reproduction of plants and animals, and its influence on shore dwellers. The book closes with a description of the clockworks' escapement.
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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: 5.43" wide x 8.23" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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

Preface
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
Notes
Suggested Readings
Figure Credits
Index