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    More than a book about sleep

    This book is about more than explaining sleep. It is a tour-de-force of scientific reasoning that is a lesson for us all.
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    Everything you always wanted to know on ... SLEEP

    We all experience sleep, love to sleep, and think about sleep, yet we still don’t know why we sleep. The universal pastime: sleep and rest explained by Richard L. Horner takes you on a voyage from evolution and natural selection to the origin of sleep and its current relevance in our society. This book progressively introduces the reader to the concepts and ideas of natural selection, evolution, origin of biological life, the importance of light, and the biological basis of sleep and sleep health. The book is extremely well written, detailed, and accurate, yet very easy to read for a lay reader. Its reading does not require previous knowledge of biology and science, but will nonetheless satisfy avid readers, students, and scientists alike. To describe evolution, physiology, and sleep, Richard Horner uses analogies and metaphors from everyday life situations, sociology or economics. He refers to inspiring historical events and scientific discoveries to better present principles and concepts that may be hard to understand. The extensive cultural and scientific knowledge contained in this book does not impede the reader, on the contrary, it motivates him/her to think about the meaning of life, behaviours, and sleep. Compelling and convincing, this book elegantly refutes the classical theories of sleep and proposes a fascinating new theory explicating why animals sleep. Overall, the quality and content of this book inspire the reader to learn more about sleep, evolution, biology and sociology, and lay the groundwork for further readings and thinking on the origin of life, and its cycles…
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