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Spark from the Deep

How Shocking Experiments with Strongly Electric Fish Powered Scientific Discovery

Spark from the Deep( )
Author: Turkel, William J.
Series title:Animals, History, Culture Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4214-0981-8
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...
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Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Science / History
Science / Physics / Electricity
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.99 Inches
Book Weight:1.25 Pounds

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