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Spark from the Deep
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Spark from the Deep
How Shocking Experiments with Strongly Electric Fish Powered Scientific Discovery
Series: Animals, History, Culture
Creators: William J. Turkel
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub. date: 07/24/2013
Lib. SRP: 37.95 USD
Ret. SRP: 37.95 USD
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
ISBN: 9781421409948
DRM Level: Adobe Content Server 4
Min. Version: Adobe Digital Editions
File size: 3200 KB
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   History, Science, Nonfiction
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Short 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 catfish, torpedos, and electric eels, people learned to harness the power of electric shock for medical therapies and eventually developed technologies to store, transmit, and control electricity. Now we look to these fish as an inspiration for engineering new sensors, computer interfaces, autonomous undersea robots, and energy-efficient batteries.

Full 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 catfish, torpedos, and electric eels, people learned to harness the power of electric shock for medical therapies and eventually developed technologies to store, transmit, and control electricity. Now we look to these fish as an inspiration for engineering new sensors, computer interfaces, autonomous undersea robots, and energy-efficient batteries.

Creator Marketing:
  William J. Turkel     
     

William J. Turkel is an associate professor of history at the University of Western Ontario and is author of The Archive of Place: Unearthing the Pasts of the Chilcotin Plateau.

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