The Lunar Effect Bibliography

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Peter J. Marko, MSc EE, PMP, was born, raised and educated in Hungary. His earliest significant achievement was becoming the national senior high school mathematics champion at age 17. After graduating with a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering, Mr. Marko emigrated from his home country and settled in Canada. As a young professional, he created new computers and telephony circuits based on original design ideas. He has been an avid user of spreadsheets since the early 1980s, and was one of the initial adopters of the first Apple Macintosh computer in the country. Later he became a technical and project manager, and worked for private North American and European companies in the information technology and telecommunication sectors. In recent years, Mr. Marko has been a consulting project manager for the Canadian federal government.

The author's extracurricular interests started with chess in elementary school, and this led to gaining a seat on the adult chess team competing in the national league at age 15. He went on to winning the national junior correspondence chess championship three years later. Mr. Marko became intrigued by astrology in 1994, which he has studied and researched ever since. When his (now college student) son was attending kindergarten, he developed a keen interest in education, and was later instrumental in founding a Waldorf school in Hungary. In his spare time, Mr. Marko enjoys spending time with his family and friends: hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, traveling, debating, contemplating, reading, watching movies, listening to music, singing, and playing his acoustic guitar.

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The Lunar Effect Bibliography

A categorized, annotated, and indexed list of publications on how the Moon affects our lives

Authored by Peter J. Marko
Edition: 1

This book is a comprehensive list of English-language publications on the so-called "lunar effect" on humans. The material incorporates an annotated bibliography of wide-ranging sources between 1871 and 2017. Each work is listed by author, and includes the abstract or a descriptive summary.

Publications are also categorized to make the body of research more accessible. The material is classified as follows: by source of evidence such as primary, secondary and tertiary sources; by evidence for a lunar effect such as supportive and unsupportive research findings, favourable and unfavourable review conclusions, and author's assessments of findings and conclusions; by topic such as reproduction, personality, behaviour, crime, health, accidents, finance, and belief; by tertiary source type such as research summaries, topical overviews, general surveys, general references, and bibliographies; and by other source type such as briefs, commentaries, news, and web publications.

A full chapter is devoted to publication statistics featuring key citation data, and lists of most-influential sources, most-prolific authors, and most-active journals. Innovative metrics are introduced for measuring the impact of lunar effect publications, and for assessing the positions of authors and journal editors on the possible existence of a lunar effect. Research is examined through the lens of time to shed light on how and why our perspective on lunar effect findings has changed over the decades.

This first edition contains 338 entries in an annotated bibliography and 60 categorized citation lists, and includes comprehensive publication statistics, assessments of research and reviews with illustrative examples, as well as author, journal, book, and general indexes. It is hoped that this material will facilitate and encourage lunar effect research for the benefit of all.

Publication Date:
1973853426 / 9781973853428
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Reference / Bibliographies & Indexes

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