Here Comes the Sun

Author:   Professor Steve Jones
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN:  

9781408711309


Pages:   368
Publication Date:   06 June 2019
Format:   Paperback
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In HERE COMES THE SUN, Steve Jones explores the dependency of all life and systems on Earth - ecological, biological and physical - on our nearest star. It is a book about connections between those systems, and also about the connections between the various disciplines that study them - from astronomy to cancer prevention, from microbiology to the study of sleep. The book will also be a form of scientific autobiography as Steve charts his own work and interests over fifty years against developments in a wide range of fields, showing how what was once seen as a narrow specialism has become a subject of vast scientific, social and political significance: it is his most personal book to date.

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Author:   Professor Steve Jones
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint:   Little, Brown
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 3.20cm , Length: 23.20cm
Weight:   0.500kg
ISBN:  

9781408711309


ISBN 10:   1408711303
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   06 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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With wry wit and real clarity, geneticist Steve Jones examines the Sun and our relationship to it. It's a nimble narrative, from the physics of the hydrogen bomb in the sky to its impact on the biosphere, water cycle, food chain, human health and climate change. Jones braids in gripping storylines - on conditions linked to lack of sunlight (such as the bone disease rickets) and the interplay between night, day and sleep - and many throwaway gems, from primates urinating on themselves to stay cool, to the boiling-porridge turbulence of convection on the solar surface * Nature *


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Steve Jones is a Senior Research Fellow at University College, London and has worked at universities in the USA, Australia and Africa. He gave the Reith Lectures in 1991 and presented a BBC TV series on human genetics and evolution in 1996. He appears frequently on radio and television.

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