Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction
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- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 05/23/2017
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
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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.
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