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Chasing the sun : how the science of sunlight shapes our bodies and minds / Linda Geddes.

Geddes, Linda, (author.).


Our biology is set up to work in partnership with the sun. Little wonder then that humans have long worshipped and revered our nearest star: life itself arose on earth because its relationship with the sun was a special one, and that relationship still affects us well into the era of electric lighting, indoor workdays, and vitamin D supplements. The fascinating stories, innovative science, and unique perspectives in this book make it clear that the ancients were right to put the sun at the center of our world, and it is crucial that we remember this bond as we shape our lives today. -- Publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 9781643132174
  • ISBN: 1643132172
  • Physical Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-226) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The body clocks -- The body electric -- Shift work -- Doctor sunshine -- Protection factor -- A dark place -- Midnight sun -- Light cure -- Fine-tuning the clock -- Clocks for society.
Subject: Sunshine.
Solar radiation > Physiological effect.
Circadian Rhythm.
Solar radiation > Physiological effect.
Genre: Popular Work.

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Homer Public Library 551.5271 GED (Text) 000156774 Nonfiction Available -

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