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“Gander fills nearly every page with real world examples, involving everything from pond scum to birds to us, and gives us insights into experiments carried out by scientists across the years and in labs around the world. Importantly she manages to hit just the right balance of conveying her bewildering facts, laced with those case studies and the occasional diagram, while maintaining a simple, matter-of-fact approach which ensures this is accessible, readable science.”David Gadd, Kete Books
“The importance of sleep/wake cycles to our life on Earth is as inestimable as it is intriguing. Philippa Gander succeeds in communicating this complex science in her highly informative and engaging book.”Professor Colin A. Espie, Professor of Sleep Medicine, University of Oxford
“Philippa Gander presents a rigorous, evidence-based case for why an understanding and appreciation of biological time and its role in life is important to a range of disciplines. It is also beautifully written: emotive, illustrative and intellectual – a powerful combination.
The style and structure seamlessly link the basic science to real-world applications and, in Professor Gander’s indomitable style, leave the reader wondering how it is that we aren’t acting now on the knowledge we have.”Professor Sally Ferguson, Director, Appleton Institute, CQUniversity Adelaide