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

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Pegasus Books
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5.7 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Linda Geddes is a science journalist who specializes in biology, medicine, and technology. She is the author of one previous book, Bumpology, has worked as both an editor and reporter for New Scientist magazine, and has received numerous awards for her journalism, including the Association of British Science Writers' award for Best Investigative Journalism. She lives in England.


A fascinating and deeply researched study into the surprising importance of sunlight for our health and well-being. Geddes will convince even the most committed sofa sloths to step outside into the sun.--Gaia Vince, author of Adventures in the Anthropocene
A sparkling and illuminating study, one of those rare books that could genuinely improve your life.
A sparkling story about how we can forge a healthier relationship with light.-- (09/01/2019)
Geddes comprehensively and comprehensibly looks at how sunlight and darkness influence human health. This clearly written book will leave readers better informed and, hopefully, better rested.-- (08/12/2019)
An engaging and informative reminder of the sun's centrality to human evolution, biology, and daily life.-- (09/15/2019)
Readable and frequently fascinating. Geddes's lovely book will fill you with longing for bright summer days, blue skies, and a baking hot sun dispensing vitamin D and happiness to all who bask in its glow.
Dazzling. Geddes is at her best when explaining complexities in accessible terms.
Geddes's reflections help bring a sense of wonder to this fact-filled book.