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The Resource Here comes the sun : how it feeds us, kills us, heals us and makes us what we are, Steve Jones

Here comes the sun : how it feeds us, kills us, heals us and makes us what we are, Steve Jones

Label
Here comes the sun : how it feeds us, kills us, heals us and makes us what we are
Title
Here comes the sun
Title remainder
how it feeds us, kills us, heals us and makes us what we are
Statement of responsibility
Steve Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Our sun drives the weather, forms the landscape, feeds and fuels - but sometimes destroys - the creatures that live upon it, controls their patterns of activity, makes chemicals in the skin that cheer up those who bask in its rays, and for the ancients was the seat of divine authority. In Here Comes the Sun, Steve Jones shows how life on Earth is ruled by our nearest star. It is filled with unexpected connections; between the need to stay cool and man's ability to stand upright, between the power of memory and the onset of darkness, between the flow of solar energy through the plants and animals and of wealth through society, and between Joseph Goebbel's 1938 scheme to make Edinburgh the summer capital of a defeated Britain and the widening gap in the life expectancy of Scottish men compared to that of other European men brought on by thnat nation's cloudy climate. Its author charts some of his own research in places hot and cold across the globe on the genetic and evolutionary effects of sunlight on snails, fruit-flies and people and shows how what was once no more an eccentric specialism has grown to become a subject of wide scientific, social and political significance. Stunningly evocative, beautifully written and packed full of insight, Here Comes the Sun is Steve Jones's most personal book to date
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1944-
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Jones, Steve
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sunshine
  • Solar energy
  • Solar radiation
  • Solar radiation
  • Human beings
  • Global warming
  • Sun
  • Earth (Planet)
Target audience
adult
Label
Here comes the sun : how it feeds us, kills us, heals us and makes us what we are, Steve Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251555933
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349143378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
Label
Here comes the sun : how it feeds us, kills us, heals us and makes us what we are, Steve Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251555933
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349143378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)

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