The Spark of Life  Electricity in the Human Body Book
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The Spark of Life Electricity in the Human Body

  • Author : Frances Ashcroft
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 8,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-09-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393089547


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"This is a wonderful book. Frances Ashcroft has a rare gift for making difficult subjects accessible and fascinating." —Bill Bryson, author of At Home: A Short History of Private Life What happens during a heart attack? Can someone really die of fright? What is death, anyway? How does electroshock treatment affect the brain? What is consciousness? The answers to these questions lie in the electrical signals constantly traveling through our bodies, driving our thoughts, our movements, and even the beating of our hearts. 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.

A Spark of Light Book
Score: 3.5
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A Spark of Light

  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345813435


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The lives of ordinary people become intertwined when a gunman takes hostages at a women's clinic in the #1 New York Times bestselling author's latest. At Mississippi's sole remaining women's reproductive services clinic, a gunman bursts in and takes its patients and staff hostage. The stories that brought these individuals to the clinic vary, from a woman awaiting cancer screening results to a protestor hoping to catch the clinic in a scandal that could be used in a pro-life campaign. Then there is the police hostage negotiator, whose daughter is also trapped inside the facility, and the gunman himself, who has a vendetta to carry out. Meanwhile, across the state, a seventeen-year-old woman lands in the hospital after an attempt to self-terminate her pregnancy and is subsequently charged by the pro-life DA for the murder of her unborn child. They, too, are connected to the events unfolding in the clinic. As the book moves backward in time, each chapter set one hour earlier than the last, we learn how all these people and their stories are unwittingly connected--and that none of these characters' reasons for being where they are at this fateful place and time are exactly what it appears at first glance.

Spark Book


  • Author : Timothy J. Jorgensen
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-11-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691232652


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A fresh look at electricity and its powerful role in life on Earth When we think of electricity, we likely imagine the energy humming inside our home appliances or lighting up our electronic devices—or perhaps we envision the lightning-streaked clouds of a stormy sky. But electricity is more than an external source of power, heat, or illumination. Life at its essence is nothing if not electrical. The story of how we came to understand electricity’s essential role in all life is rooted in our observations of its influences on the body—influences governed by the body’s central nervous system. Spark explains the science of electricity from this fresh, biological perspective. Through vivid tales of scientists and individuals—from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk—Timothy Jorgensen shows how our views of electricity and the nervous system evolved in tandem, and how progress in one area enabled advancements in the other. He explains how these developments have allowed us to understand—and replicate—the ways electricity enables the body’s essential functions of sight, hearing, touch, and movement itself. Throughout, Jorgensen examines our fascination with electricity and how it can help or harm us. He explores a broad range of topics and events, including the Nobel Prize–winning discoveries of the electron and neuron, the history of experimentation involving electricity’s effects on the body, and recent breakthroughs in the use of electricity to treat disease. Filled with gripping adventures in scientific exploration, Spark offers an indispensable look at electricity, how it works, and how it animates our lives from within and without.

Finding the Spark in Life Book
Score: 5
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Finding the Spark in Life

  • Author : SANKET GALA
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • File Size : 7,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-08-30
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781639746477


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Aarush, a qualified Chartered Accountant, is an accomplished and successful guy in the eyes of society. Still, he was not happy and had recently left his job to come back home. There, he meets his childhood friend, who hands him a manuscript which has a treasure of life’s secrets. While these days, every single and small thing comes with instruction manuals or a leaflet about how to use it, surprisingly we do not have anything on how to live life! So finally, the search ends and you have a life manual in your hand. This book attempts to divulge a few insights and brings about change in the thinking process, making life easier and happier as well as lighter After reading this book, you will not be leading the old same life; it will change for you, a change towards the better. Get ready to find the lost spark in your life!

Enzymes Book


  • Author : Anthony J. Cichoke
  • Publisher : Book Publishing Company
  • File Size : 8,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 1553120361


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Are you lacking energy, suffering from metabolism disorders, poor circulation and lack of mental alertness? You're probably not getting the enzymes your body needs. But you can, and should! This Natural Health Guide is chock full of practical information on enzymes, and gives you easy tips to take charge of your life and improve your daily food habits. Included are recipes for enzyme-rich foods to soothe your palate and give you better health. Continually eating enzyme-dead, cooked foods destroys our health and predisposes us to disease. Eating enzyme-rich foods can help you prevent and even cure many diseases, make you look and feel better, increase energy, and generally improve the quality of your life. Book jacket.

The Spark Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Spark

  • Author : Chris Downie
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • File Size : 20,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009-12-29
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401927660


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From the experts who created, one of the most successful online weight-loss programs to date, comes The Spark, a ground-breaking book that focuses on what you can do, instead of what you can't do.

Spark of Life Book

Spark of Life

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • File Size : 20,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-08-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 1517039924


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Emmett had always preferred fantasy over reality, more so now since he lost his job and finical aid for college. With his parents hounding him to continue with his schooling Emmett finds himself digging in his heels. He wants nothing more than to continue working on a table top game that has been months in the making. When Emmett is dragged into a world filled with magic and mythical creatures he was excited. Elves, goblins, and dwarves? This was a dream come true. It soon becomes clear that things aren't as easy and carefree as it would be in one of his gaming sessions. With his life in increasing danger and no guaranteed way to get home, Emmett needs to find someone with the ability to help. But what if that someone is himself?

The Spark in the Machine Book

The Spark in the Machine

  • Author : Daniel Keown
  • Publisher : Singing Dragon
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-03-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857011541


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Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow new finger tips, but adult humans can't regenerate? What is the electricity that flows through the human body? Is it the same thing that the Chinese call Qi? If so, what does Chinese medicine know, that western medicine ignores? Dan Keown's highly accessible, witty, and original book shows how western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how Chinese medicine explains the mysteries of the body that western medicine largely ignores. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love (or in scientific terms `quantum entanglement') truly beat as one, how a cheating heart is also an ill heart (which is why men are twice as likely to die of a sudden heart attack with their mistress than with their wife), how neural crest cells determine our lifespan, and why Proust's madeleines evoked the memories they did. The book shows how the theories of western and Chinese medicine support each other, and how the integrated theory enlarges our understanding of how bodies work on every level. Full of good stories and surprising details, Dan Keown's book is essential reading for anyone who has ever wanted to know how the body really works.

A Spark of Genius   a book of verse  Book

A Spark of Genius a book of verse

  • Author : Raymond Tucker
  • Publisher : Raymond Tucker Jr
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-11-17
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493799251


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A Spark of Genius is a continuation of my poetry. It covers topics such as life, love, and inspiration. It also touches a little bit on my years suffering from childhood sexual abuse and a smaller amount on addiction.

A Spark of White Fire Book
Score: 3.5
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A Spark of White Fire

  • Author : Sangu Mandanna
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 11,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510733817


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Named one of the best 25 space opera books by BookRiot! The first book in a scifi retelling of the Mahabrahata. When Esmae wins a contest of skill, she sets off events that trigger an inevitable and unwinnable war that pits her against the family she would give anything to return to. In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back. Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali. It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart. Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.

Life at the Extremes Book
Score: 4
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Life at the Extremes

  • Author : Frances Ashcroft
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2002-03-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 0520234200


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Explores the limits of human survival and the physiological adaptations that enable us to exist under extreme conditions. The author reviews limits to human life underwater, at high altitudes, at high speeds, at micro levels, and at freezing and hot temperatures.

Quest for the Spark Book
Score: 3.5
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Quest for the Spark

  • Author : Tom Sniegoski
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • File Size : 19,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545141017


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As the evil Nacht spreads his darkness across the valley, Tom and his friends, the Bone family, desperately try to find the Spark that will heal the Dreaming and save the world.

Spark Book
Score: 4.5
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  • Author : John J. Ratey
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008-01-10
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316113502


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Bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Ratey presents a groundbreaking and fascinating investigation into the transformative effects of exercise on the brain.

Sparks of Life Book

Sparks of Life

  • Author : James E. Strick
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • File Size : 14,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009-06-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674044081


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How, asks James E. Strick, could spontaneous generation--the idea that living things can suddenly arise from nonliving materials--come to take root for a time (even a brief one) in so thoroughly unsuitable a field as British natural theology? No less an authority than Aristotle claimed that cases of spontaneous generation were to be observed in nature, and the idea held sway for centuries. Beginning around the time of the Scientific Revolution, however, the doctrine was increasingly challenged; attempts to prove or disprove it led to important breakthroughs in experimental design and laboratory techniques, most notably sterilization methods, that became the cornerstones of modern microbiology and sped the ascendancy of the germ theory of disease. The Victorian debates, Strick shows, were entwined with the public controversy over Darwin's theory of evolution. While other histories of the debates between 1860 and 1880 have focused largely on the experiments of John Tyndall, Henry Charlton Bastian, and others, Sparks of Life emphasizes previously understudied changes in the theories that underlay the debates. Strick argues that the disputes cannot be understood without full knowledge of the factional infighting among Darwinians themselves, as they struggled to create a socially and scientifically viable form of Darwinian science. He shows that even the terms of the debate, such as biogenesis, usually but incorrectly attributed to Huxley, were intensely contested.

The Spark of Learning Book
Score: 5
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The Spark of Learning

  • Author : Sarah Rose Cavanagh
  • Publisher : Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • File Size : 19,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Affective education
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1943665338


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Informed by psychology and neuroscience, Cavanagh argues that in order to capture students' attention, harness their working memory, bolster their long-term retention, and enhance their motivation, educators should consider the emotional impact of their teaching style and course design.