Sunlight: dazzling, vital, and invigorating. This January, just when we feel most deprived of natural light, Profile Books and Wellcome Collection released a fascinating new book “Chasing the Sun. The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds” by Linda Geddes.
In her book, Geddes eloquently discusses our biological dependency on light, our age-old cultural fascination with the sun, as well our attitudes towards natural light or its lack. “Since the dawn of time, humans have worshipped the sun. And with good reason.”, the book reads.
Gripping through and through, "Chasing the Sun" delivers on its promise to unearth the ever-alluring secret of sunlight, depicting it as the number one key to good health, productivity and happiness in a 24/7 world. “Our biology is set up to work in partnership with the sun. 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.”
Full of surprising and eye-opening advice, “Chasing the Sun” examines the extraordinary significance of sunlight from many angles, building on both the work of ancient physicians as well as the latest cutting-edge science and interdisciplinary research, including social, cultural and anthropological perspectives.
WIN! To celebrate the launch of "Chasing the Sun" by Linda Geddes we are giving away three copies of this incredible book, one each via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
For more info on how to enter, head to our social media channels.
Enter before midnight on Thursday 24th. Winners will be picked at random & announced on respective Social Media channels on Friday 25th Jan 2019. Open to U.K.
About the Author
Linda Geddes is a science journalist who specialises in biology, medicine and technology. She 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 is also the author of Bumpology: The Myth-Busting Pregnancy Book for Curious Parents-To-Be.