Biological Clocks

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Biological Clocks introduces the subject of human chronobiology. It describes biological clocks; why we have clocks; how biological clocks relate to sleep disorders, depression, and jet lag; and how the reader can measure his/her own rhythms.

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Overview

Biological Clocks introduces the subject of human chronobiology. It describes biological clocks; why we have clocks; how biological clocks relate to sleep disorders, depression, and jet lag; and how the reader can measure his/her own rhythms.

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Editorial Reviews

Lynne Lamberg
One can imagine college students enduring long lines to sign up for Sue Binkley's biology classes. She comes across as unpretentious, droll, and wholly engaged by the workings of biological clocks.
LaVern Whisenton
Many people have wondered why they suffer jet lag, or why they have trouble adjusting to a new work shift. Most books which deal with biological clocks are too technical. [Dr. Binkley] has the unique quality of taking very difficult information and converting it to something more understandable.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789057025341
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS: Fooling Around With Time. More Seriously. Methods of Rhythm Measurement. Entrainment. Freeruns. More Related to Freeruns. Resetting. Can Clock Be Stopped? Temperature and Chemicals. Seasons and Photoperiodism. Circarhythms. Biological Clockworks. Human Rhythms. The End of the Whole Mess. APPNEDICES: Glossary. Societies. Journals. Software. Bibliogrphy. MEASURE YOUR OWN CIRCADIAN RHYTHM.

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