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The spark of life : electricity in the human body

Author: Frances M Ashcroft; Ronan Mahon
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American editionView all editions and formats
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A spectacular account of the body electric, showing how, from before conception to the last breath we draw, electrical signals in our cells are essential to everything we think and do.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances M Ashcroft; Ronan Mahon
ISBN: 9780393078039 0393078035 9781846143014 1846143012
OCLC Number: 783160332
Description: 339 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The age of wonder --
Molecular pores --
Acting on impulse --
Mind the gap --
Muscling in on the action --
Les poissons trembleurs --
The heart of the matter --
Life and death --
The doors of perception --
All wired up --
Mind matters --
Shocking treatment.
Responsibility: Frances Ashcroft ; line drawings by Ronan Mahon.

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We are all familiar with the idea that machines are powered by electricity, but perhaps not so aware that this is also true for ourselves. This book offers an account of the body electric, showing  Read more...

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This is a wonderful book. Frances Ashcroft has a rare gift for making difficult subjects accessible and fascinating -- Bill Bryson Selected as one of the Ten Books to look out for in 2012 New Read more...

 
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