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Moonstruck

How lunar cycles affect life

Ernest Naylor

Moonstruck

Moonstruck

How lunar cycles affect life

Moonstruck

 

Compared to well established circadian rhythms, scientific evidence for biological clocks linked to the Moon has only recently become recognized. This book describes the growing evidence for lunar influences on animal behaviour, and considers whether humans may be affected too.


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Beschrijving Moonstruck

Throughout history, the influence of the full Moon on humans and animals has featured in folklore and myths. Yet it has become increasingly apparent that many organisms really are influenced indirectly, and in some cases directly, by the lunar cycle. Breeding behaviour among some marine animals has been demonstrated to be controlled by internal circalunar biological clocks, to the point where lunar-daily and lunar-monthly patterns of Moon-generated tides are embedded
in their genes. Yet, intriguingly, Moon-related behaviours are also found in dry land and fresh water species living far beyond the influence of any tides.

In Moonstruck, Ernest Naylor dismisses the myths concerning the influence of the Moon, but shows through a range of fascinating examples the remarkable real effects that we are now finding through science. He suggests that since the advent of evolution on Earth, which occurred shortly after the formation of the Moon, animals evolved adaptations to the lunar cycle, and considers whether, if Moon-clock genes occur in other animals, they also might exist in us?


ISBN
9780198724223
Pagina's
256
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NUR
410
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Paperback / softback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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