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Author Koukkari, Willard L.
Title Introducing biological rhythms : a primer on the temporal organization of life, with implications for health, society, reproduction and the natural environment / Willard L. Koukkari and Robert B. Sothern.
Imprint New York : Springer, 2006.

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Author Koukkari, Willard L.
Subject Biological rhythms.
Biological Clocks.
Alt Name Sothern, Robert B.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 655 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents The study of biological rhythms -- General features of rhythms : terminology and characteristics -- Physical and biological time -- Photoperiodism -- Biological oscillators and timers : models and mechanisms -- Tidal and lunar rhythms -- Sexuality and reproduction -- Natural resources and agriculture -- Veterinary medicine -- Society -- Clinical medicine -- Autorhythmometry -- Chronobiometry : analyzing for rhythms.
Summary Biological rhythms are a fundamental property of all life and encompass a wide range of frequencies, from seconds to a century or more. Introducing Biological Rhythms is a primer that serves to introduce individuals to the area of biological rhythms. It describes the major characteristics and discusses the implications and applications of these rhythms, while citing scientific results and references. Also, the primer includes essays that provide in-depth historic and other background information for those interested in more specific topics or concepts. Introducing Biological Rhythms covers a basic cross-section of the field of chronobiology clearly enough so that it can be understood by a novice, or an undergraduate student, but it is also sufficiently technical and detailed for the scientist. "[Koukkari and Sothern] deal with the basic information at the beginning of the book and with applications at the end. The Essays attached to each chapter are very useful digressions and the 'Take Home Message' a good idea."--Dr. B. Millet, Universite de Franche-Comte (Besancon, France).
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781402047015
1402036914 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
9781402036910 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9781402036910
OCLC # 262690846
Additional Format Print version: Koukkari, Willard L. Introducing biological rhythms. New York : Springer, 2006 1402036914 9781402036910 (DLC) 2005926926 (OCoLC)63516762

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