The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body

By Frances Ashcroft. Norton, $28.95 (9780393078039).


Our ability to move, perceive, think, and speak depends on continuously occurring electrical events in nerve and muscle cells, which are explained by physiologist Ashcroft with scientific precision, levity, and sometimes shocking tidbits.




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