The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body (Hardcover)

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By Frances Ashcroft, Ronan Mahon (Illustrator)
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The history of how scientists discovered the role of electricity in the human body is a colorful one, filled with extraordinary personalities, fierce debates, and brilliant experiments. Moreover, present-day research on electricity and ion channels has created one of the most exciting fields in science, shedding light on conditions ranging from diabetes and allergies to cystic fibrosis, migraines, and male infertility. With inimitable wit and a clear, fresh voice, award-winning researcher Frances Ashcroft weaves together compelling real-life stories with the latest scientific findings, giving us a spectacular account of the body electric.

About the Author


Frances Ashcroft is a professor of physiology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the Royal Society. The author of the international bestseller" Life at the Extremes", she lives in Oxford.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393078039
ISBN-10: 0393078035
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: September 24th, 2012
Pages: 339
Language: English