The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body
Publish date: September 9th 2013
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Extremely interesting book about how electricity helps the human body (as well as animals and plants) function correctly and what happens when a spanner gets thrown in the works. The book is not overly technical and has a few illustrations that help with explanations.
Rating: 4 of 5 Okay, so I think I'll have to read The Spark of Life at least three or four more times to fully understand everything Ashcroft covered. It was fascinating to learn the history of electricity and I couldn't get enough of Chapter 9, "The Doors of Perception." Even for non-scientists...
It was an interesting book about how the body uses electricity in all sorts of different ways, the most obvious being the control of the motor functions. Some of the biology was way over my head, but the other parts were quite straightforward to understand. There were a couple of glaring errors, but...
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