Spark from the Deep: How Shocking Experiments with Strongly Electric Fish Powered Scientific Discovery (Animals, History, Culture)

Spark from the Deep: How Shocking Experiments with Strongly Electric Fish Powered Scientific Discovery (Animals, History, Culture)

William J. Turkel


Spark from the Deep tells the tale of ways humans got here to appreciate and use electrical energy via learning the advanced mechanisms of strongly electrical fish. those animals have the capacity to surprise power prey or would-be predators with high-powered electric discharges.

William J. Turkel asks thoroughly clean questions on the evolutionary, environmental, and ancient elements of people’s curiosity in electrical fish. motivated by way of painful encounters with electrical catfish, torpedos, and electrical eels, humans realized to harness the facility of electrical surprise for scientific treatments and at last constructed applied sciences to shop, transmit, and keep watch over electrical energy. Now we glance to those fish as an thought for engineering new sensors, computing device interfaces, self reliant undersea robots, and energy-efficient batteries.

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