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Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds
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Linda Geddes (Features Editor)
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Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds

Linda Geddes (Features Editor)


9781781258323

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Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular science;
Solar system: the Sun & planets;
Biology, life sciences;
Popular medicine & health


Hardback

256 pages

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Our ancestors constructed vast monuments like Stonehenge and Pyramids of Egypt and Central America to keep track of the sun and celebrate the annual cycle of death and rebirth.

The returning sun heralds new beginnings. Indeed, for most of mankind's history, the sun has dictated our daily patterns of eating, sleeping and activity. It has shaped our culture and belief systems. Without the sun, there would be no oxygen to breathe, no food to eat, and life on Earth never would have existed. The sun has also shaped human biology.

Bursting with original and cutting edge research, Chasing the Sun tells the full story of our long and complex relationship with the sun, from the emergence of life on earth, through to the modern day, and explores what it means to lose our connection with it. This book asks us to rethink the significance of the sun in our lives and to exploit our relationship to improve our health, sleep and productivity.

By:   Linda Geddes (Features Editor)
Imprint:   Profile
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 222mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   432g
ISBN:   9781781258323
ISBN 10:   1781258325
Series:   Wellcome Collection
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Linda Geddes is a science journalist who specialises in biology, medicine and technology. She has worked as both news editor and reporter for New Scientist magazine, and has received numerous awards for her journalism, including the Association of British Science Writers' award for Best Investigative Journalism. She is also the author of Bumpology: The Myth-Busting Pregnancy Book for Curious Parents-To-Be. www.lindageddes.com/


A fascinating and deeply researched study into the surprising importance of sunlight for our health and wellbeing. Geddes will convince even the most committed sofa sloths to step outside into the sun. -- Gaia Vince Praise for Bumpology: 'Linda Geddes is not afraid to ask anyone about anything. Don't get pregnant without it.' -- Tracey Brown * Sense About Scienceq * What a BRILLIANT book! The antidote to anecdote, a great survey of current evidence. Just what the midwife ordered! -- Professor Alice Roberts

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