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Moonstruck

How lunar cycles affect life

Ernest Naylor

October 2018

ISBN: 9780198724223

256 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Price: £10.99

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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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.

  • Gives the first popular account of the growing scientific evidence for biological clocks in animals related to lunar cycles
  • Touches on popular Moon-related myths and describes modern scientific efforts to explore moon-related phenomena
  • Introduces readers to a fascinating array of animal behaviour that is directly or indirectly influenced by lunar cycles

About the Author(s)

Ernest Naylor, Professor Emeritus, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Wales.

Ernest Naylor is Professor Emeritus in the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, where he was Lloyd Roberts Professor of Marine Zoology and Head of School of Ocean Sciences. He was a Founding Editor of the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, and participated in reviews of scientific programmes in the UK, France, and the developing world. He was appointed OBE in 1998. His previous books include Chronobiology of Marine Organisms (CUP, 2010) and British Marine Isopods (Academic Press, 1972).

Table of Contents

    Preface
    1: Moon Myths and Legends
    2: The Big Splash
    3: The Moon, the Unicorn, and Tidal Memories
    4: Aristotle's Urchins and Dancing Worms
    5: Strangers on the Shore
    6: Moon-Related Biological Rhythms with and without Tides
    7: Moonlight Avoidance and Moon Counting
    8: Homing by the Moon
    9: The Moon and the Human Condition
    Glossary
    Notes and references
    Index

Reviews

"...Naylor gives us the "full Moon": the deep history, classical science and myth surrounding Earth's beautiful, enigmatic satellite." - Nature

"Beautifully details the Moon's influence on life on Earth...a worthy choice of reading matter." - Kim Last, Ocean Challenge

"Comprehensive yet approachable ... A reader should be prepared to do a bit of marching through the middle sections, but on the whole it provides a fascinating look at many myths and truths about our planet's natural rhythms." - Wall Street Journal

"The book documents an interesting emerging field" - Network Review

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