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 the way humans got here to appreciate and use electrical energy through learning the developed mechanisms of strongly electrical fish. those animals be able to surprise capability prey or would-be predators with high-powered electric discharges.

William J. Turkel asks thoroughly clean questions about the evolutionary, environmental, and ancient elements of people’s curiosity in electrical fish. encouraged by way of painful encounters with electrical catfish, torpedos, and electrical eels, humans discovered to harness the ability of electrical surprise for scientific treatments and finally built applied sciences to shop, transmit, and regulate electrical energy. Now we glance to those fish as an suggestion for engineering new sensors, laptop interfaces, self sustaining undersea robots, and energy-efficient batteries.

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