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The Resource Moonstruck : how lunar cycles affect life, Ernest Naylor

Moonstruck : how lunar cycles affect life, Ernest Naylor

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Moonstruck : how lunar cycles affect life
Title
Moonstruck
Title remainder
how lunar cycles affect life
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Ernest Naylor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 marineanimals 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 livingfar 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 theformation 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?
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FlPkSB
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1931-
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Naylor, E
Dewey number
508
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  • Biological rhythms
  • Human beings
  • Animal behavior
  • Natural history
  • Plants
  • Tides
  • Moon
Label
Moonstruck : how lunar cycles affect life, Ernest Naylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-223) and index
Contents
Moon myths and legends -- The big splash -- The moon, the unicorn, and tidal memories -- Aristotle's urchins and dancing worms -- Strangers on the shore -- Moon-related biological rhythms with and without tides -- Moonlight avoidance and moon counting -- Homing by the moon -- The moon and the human condition
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 229 pages
Isbn
9780198724223
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illustrations
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  • (FIPpSEB)OX8724223
  • (FlPpSEB)OX8724223
Label
Moonstruck : how lunar cycles affect life, Ernest Naylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-223) and index
Contents
Moon myths and legends -- The big splash -- The moon, the unicorn, and tidal memories -- Aristotle's urchins and dancing worms -- Strangers on the shore -- Moon-related biological rhythms with and without tides -- Moonlight avoidance and moon counting -- Homing by the moon -- The moon and the human condition
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 229 pages
Isbn
9780198724223
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)OX8724223
  • (FlPpSEB)OX8724223

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