Provides a comprehensive textbook for use in biological rhythms courses at both the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels and provides a nontechnical source book for scientists in other fields. As a result of the broad scope of this book, it may be used in diverse programs including neuroscience, biology, plant physiology, psychology, ecology, or medical physiology. Each chapter begins with an opening spread that guides the reader by bridging consecutive chapters and providing an overviews of the chapter at hand. Many of the chapters start with a brief historical overview to help acquaint readers with the field. At the end of Chapters 1-10 are sections entitled Study Questions and Exercises, which have been designed to give insights, provide practical experience, and suggest ideas for additional library- or laboratory-based research into chronobiology. The overarching themes of this book are summarized in 4 Plates that contain collages of full-color photographs.
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