Spark from the Deep
How Shocking Experiments with Strongly Electric Fish Powered Scientific Discovery
||Turkel, William J.|
|Series title:||Animals, History, Culture Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $37.95|
| Book Description: |
Spark from the Deep tells the story of how human beings came to understand and use electricity by studying the evolved mechanisms of strongly electric fish. These animals have the ability to shock potential prey or would-be predators with high-powered electrical discharges.
William J. Turkel asks completely fresh questions about the evolutionary, environmental, and historical aspects of people's interest in electric fish. Stimulated by painful encounters with electric...