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The Shocking History of Electric Fishes, from Ancient Epochs to the Birth of Modern Neurophysiology, Finger, Stanley & Marco Piccolino

Author    Finger, Stanley & Marco Piccolino

Title   The Shocking History of Electric Fishes, from Ancient Epochs to the Birth of Modern Neurophysiology

Condition   New

ISBN    0195366727 / 9780195366723

Inventory number   979380

2011. 28cm. Pp.464. 302 photos & figures. Hardbound.

The Shocking History of Electric Fishes looks at how three kinds of strongly electric fishes literally became "electrical", and how they helped to change the sciences and medicine. These fishes are the flat torpedo rays common to the Mediterranean, the electric catfishes of Africa, and an "eel" from South America. The discovery of the electrical nature of these fishes in the second half of the 18th century was the starting point of the two fundamental advances in the sciences: on the physiological side, the demonstration that nerve conduction and muscle excitation are electrical phenomena, and on the physical side, the invention of the electric battery.

9780195366723. The Shocking History of Electric Fishes

Price = 125.00 GBP


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