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Spark from the deep : how shocking experiments with strongly electric fish powered scientific discovery

Author: William J Turkel
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
Series: Animals, history, culture.
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Tells the story of how human beings came to understand and use electricity by studying the evolved mechanisms of strongly electric fish. This title asks fresh questions about the evolutionary,  Read more...

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Turkel, William J. (William Joseph), 1967-
Spark from the deep.
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012038726
(OCoLC)827197359
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William J Turkel
ISBN: 9781421409948 1421409941
OCLC Number: 853546994
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Strongly electric fish --
Modeling animal electricity --
Electrophysiology --
The spark of life --
Evolutionary theories --
Electric currents --
Discovering electric worlds.
Series Title: Animals, history, culture.
Responsibility: by William J. Turkel.

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This beautifully written and exhaustively researched book traces the links between experiments on strongly electric fish and scientific understanding of electricity... Turkel's book is a joy to read; Read more...

 
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