logo-cropped

Nottingham’s independent bookshop | 14a Long Row, Nottingham NG1 2DH | 0115 8373097

Chasing the Sun : The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds

Geddes, Linda (Features Editor)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd (Wellcome Collection)
Published: May 30, 2019
ISBN: 9781781258330
256 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£8.99

The full story of how our relationship with light shapes our health, productivity and mood. ‘A sparkling and illuminating study, one of those rare books that could genuinely improve your life’ Sunday Times. Since the dawn of time, humans have worshipped the sun. And with good reason.

Our biology is set up to work in partnership with it. From our sleep cycles to our immune systems and our mental health, access to sunlight is crucial for living a happy and fulfilling life. New research suggests that our sun exposure over a lifetime – even before we were born – may shape our risk of developing a range of different illnesses, from depression to diabetes.

Bursting with cutting-edge science and eye-opening advice, Chasing the Sun explores the extraordinary significance of sunlight, from ancient solstice celebrations to modern sleep labs, and from the unexpected health benefits of sun exposure to what the Amish know about sleep that the rest of us don’t. As more of us move into light-polluted cities, spending our days in dim offices and our evenings watching brightly lit screens, we are in danger of losing something vital: our connection to the star that gave us life. It’s a loss that could have far-reaching consequences that we’re only just beginning to grasp.

Postage is calculated at 10% of your order value, up to a maximum of £3.00. There is a free postage option at checkout if you are housebound/shielding, on low income, or need help with postage costs for any other reason.  Your order will usually arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery prices and times to other countries may vary (prices calculated at checkout).