Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams [2 volumes] (inbunden)
Inbunden (Hardback)
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Winner of Best Reference of 2012 2013 (United States)
Greenwood Press
44 Illustrations, unspecified
264 x 183 x 69 mm
2293 g
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Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams [2 volumes] (inbunden)

Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams [2 volumes]

The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber

Inbunden Engelska, 2012-06-12
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This fascinating reference covers the major topics concerning dreaming and sleep, based on the latest empirical evidence from sleep research as well as drawn from a broad range of dream-related interdisciplinary contexts, including history and anthropology. While many books have been written on the subject of sleep and dreams, no other resource has provided the depth of empirical evidence concerning sleep and dream phenomena nor revealed the latest scientific breakthroughs in the field. Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber explores the evolution, nature, and functions of sleep and dreams. The encyclopedia is divided into two volumes and is arranged alphabetically by entry. Topics include nightmares and their treatment, how sleep and dreams change across the lifetime, and the new field of evolution of sleep and dream. While this book includes ample material on the science of sleep and dreams, content is drawn from a broad range of disciplinary contexts, including history and anthropology. 330 alphabetically arranged entries An appendix provides resources for further reading, including online sources A special index on dreams Primary resources lists afer each entry for reference and review
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"This two-volume set provides truly interdisciplinary coverage of sleep and dreams. . . . All entries are signed and feature references; the book includes a 36-page appendix of topically arranged additional resources and an excellent index. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - Choice "Gathering empirical knowledge from many different disciplines, the editors of this set delve into the history, science, and folklore surrounding sleep and dreams. . . . The editors-a psychologist and a neurologist, respectively-have brought together an impressive list of contributors from around the world. . . . There is much here that will not be found in other reference sources." - Booklist "This is a great place to find a wide array of sleep topics and resources and will prove very helpful in understanding concepts and forming theses. A welcome update for library sleep and dream collections." - Library Journal

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Deirdre Barrett, PhD, is assistant clinical professor of psychology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Patrick McNamara, PhD, is director of the Evolutionary Neurobehavior Laboratory at Boston University School of Medicine, MA.