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    • The Spark of Life

    • Electricity in the Human Body
    • By: Frances Ashcroft
    • Narrated by: Jenna Berk
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    We are all familiar with the idea that machines are powered by electricity, but perhaps not so aware that this is also true for ourselves. "The Spark of Life" is a spectacular account of the body electric, showing how, from before conception to the last breath we draw, electrical signals in our cells are essential to everything we think and do. These signals are produced by some amazing proteins that sit at the forefront of current scientific research - the ion channels. They are found in every cell in Earth and they govern every aspect of our lives, from consciousness to sexual attraction, fighting infection, our ability to see and hear, and the beating of our hearts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative

    • By Jeremy on 06-15-13

    Regular price: $24.95