Cosmic Influences on Humans, Animals, and Plants: An Annotated Bibliography (Google eBook)

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Reference - 205 pages
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This annotated bibliography makes available to the general reader and scholar a broad survey of the scientific literature on alleged cosmic influences on humans, animals, and plants. To be included, a study must involve the collection of data or be a commentary on studies based on data. As some of the topics covered are still quite controversial in nature, while other topics have been scientifically studied to some extent, the terms "alleged," "claimed" or "suggested" are noted in the citations to remind the reader that a particular study has not necessarily been proven to be scientifically valid. The four parts of Cosmic Influences on Humans, Animals, and Plants are organized around alleged effects of solar activity, the moon, the planets, and possible mechanisms for such actions. Some effects that the sun and moon are known to have on our daily lives, such as the cycles of light and dark and the lunar tides have not been included because of their commonality. However, other effects such as those influences the moon has been shown to have over some animals have been included for the sake of completeness. With subject and author indexes.
  

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Contents

INFLUENCE OF SUNSPOTS SOLAR WIND AND AURORAS
1
Economics
13
Animals Plants And Bacteria
16
INFLUENCE OF THE MOON AND TIDE
22
Animals
32
General
33
Invertebrates
37
Vertebrates
52
POSSIBLE MECHANISMS FOR COSMIC INFLUENCES
129
Frank A Brown Jr and Colleagues Biological Clocks
130
Biometeorology and Blood Sedimentation
139
Earthquakes and Volcanism
143
Magnetic and Electromagnetic Fields
148
Radio Weather
156
Piccardi Tests and Other Tests
161
Sunspots
169

Amphibians and Reptiles
58
Birds
59
Mammals
61
Plants
65
INFLUENCE OF THE PLANETS
75
Research by the Gauquelins and Others
80
Rudolf Steiner Animals Plants Metals And Water
95
Experiments with Animals Plants Metals and Water
100
Weather and Climate
175
Miscellaneous
184
Acausal Symchronicity Of Carl G Jung
189
AUTHOR INDEX
197
SUBJECT INDEX
203
About the Author
205
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John T. Burns (Ph.D., Louisiana State University) is Professor of Biology at Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia. He served as the Executive Director of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles for five years, and he continues to serve as the Secretary for the Foundation's Board of Directors. He has published numerous articles on endocrinology and biological rhythms. He is the author of another Magill Bibliography, Cycles in Humans and Nature (Scarecrow 1994).

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