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A must-read for anyone who has ever looked up at a migrating skein of geese and wondered "how do they know...? (New Scientist)
With their new book Foster and Kreitzman have produced a tantalizing account of most of the relevant facts of what has been nicknamed 'Nature's contraceptive'. This reflects the key function of seasonal organization. Thousands of species across the globe, including the tropics, employ seasonality to turn off reproduction at times of year when low food supply is expected and individual fitness is better served by waiting patiently for the next season. The Seasons of Life is a joy to read, and a compelling text on the importance of seasonality in the evolution of life on earth. (Nature)
The new world of chronobiology is popular science at its most exciting: understanding how the seasons regulate the life of every human, plant and animal on Earth.See all Product Description
A good read for the non technically minded. It certainly puts life into perspective. However it pushes the biggest scam of the decade:: climate change.Published 22 months ago by Shamaal
A comprehensive guide to current research on the ways the living world manages to coordinate with the seasons etc. can be bit tedious but well written. Read morePublished on 10 July 2011 by George Holderness