Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams [2 volumes]: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mystery of Nocturnal Behaviors

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While many books have been written on the subject of sleep and dreams, no other resource has provided the depth of empirical evidence concerning sleep and dream phenomena nor revealed the latest scientific breakthroughs in the field.

Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber explores the evolution, nature, and functions of sleep and dreams. The encyclopedia is divided into two volumes and is arranged alphabetically by entry. ...

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Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber [2 volumes]

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Overview

While many books have been written on the subject of sleep and dreams, no other resource has provided the depth of empirical evidence concerning sleep and dream phenomena nor revealed the latest scientific breakthroughs in the field.

Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber explores the evolution, nature, and functions of sleep and dreams. The encyclopedia is divided into two volumes and is arranged alphabetically by entry. Topics include nightmares and their treatment, how sleep and dreams change across the lifetime, and the new field of evolution of sleep and dream. While this book includes ample material on the science of sleep and dreams, content is drawn from a broad range of disciplinary contexts, including history and anthropology.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a great place to find a wide array of sleep topics and resources and will prove very helpful in understanding concepts and forming theses. A welcome update for library sleep and dream collections."

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Library Journal

"Gathering empirical knowledge from many different disciplines, the editors of this set delve into the history, science, and folklore surrounding sleep and dreams. . . . The editors—a psychologist and a neurologist, respectively—have brought together an impressive list of contributors from around the world. . . . There is much here that will not be found in other

reference sources."

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Booklist

"This two-volume set provides truly interdisciplinary coverage of sleep and dreams. . . . All entries are signed and feature references; the book includes a 36-page appendix of topically arranged additional resources and an excellent index. Summing Up: Highly recommended."

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Editors Barrett (psychologist, Harvard Medical Sch.) and McNamara (director, Evolutionary Neurobehavior Laboratory, Boston Univ. Sch. of Medicine) offer 330 entries by international contributors on the many aspects of slumber, including information culled from the areas of sleep medicine and sleep and dreams research. The large field of sleep disorders is examined in specific contributions such as, "Sleep in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease" and "REM Sleep Behavior Disorder." Unexpected entries include "Sumerian Dream Beliefs," "Creative Problem Solving in Dreams," "Body Dreamwork," and even a piece covering a website, "DreamBank.net: An Online Archive for Studying Dream Content." Some of the articles read like scientific studies ("Endocrinology of Sleep") and describe measures and methodologies. The relationship of dreams to literature (Shakespeare), music (Paul McCartney and the writing of "Yesterday"), and cinema (e.g., directors Georges Méliès and Edwin S. Porter) is also discussed. Extensive entries include "Sleep and Dreams in Western Antiquity," "Sleep and Brain Networks," and "Sleep in Aquatic Mammals," which illustrate the broad range of topics covered. A guide to related topics found at the front of both volumes unites the cross references in a list that helps group interests. The referencing of many journal articles for current viewpoints, and the provision of an appendix of further resources make this a good source for students. VERDICT This is a great place to find a wide array of sleep topics and resources and will prove very helpful in understanding concepts and forming theses. A welcome update for library sleep and dream collections.—Barb Kundanis, Longmont P.L., CO
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313386640
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2012
  • Pages: 904
  • Sales rank: 1,451,909
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 2.60 (d)

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