The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body

The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body

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by Frances Ashcroft
     
 

A lively exploration of the surprising role that electricity plays in our bodies.See more details below

Overview

A lively exploration of the surprising role that electricity plays in our bodies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393078039
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/24/2012
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
434,308
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: I Sing the Body Electric 1

1 The Age of Wonder 8

2 Molecular Pores 33

3 Acting on Impulse 54

4 Mind the Gap 80

5 Muscling in on the Action 102

6 Les Poissons Trembleurs 117

7 The Heart of the Matter 140

8 Life and Death 170

9 The Doors of Perception 192

10 All Wired Up 226

11 Mind Matters 256

12 Shocking Treatment 285

Notes 312

Further Reading 317

Acknowledgements 320

Credits 322

Index 323

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