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Spark Of Life, The – Frances Ashcroft

Tytuł:

Spark Of Life, The

Autor:

Frances Ashcroft

Wydawnictwo:

Penguin Press

Rok wydania:

2013

Okładka:

miękka

ISBN:

9780141046532

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About the Book: The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body Can someone really die of fright? How do cocaine, LSD and morphine work? Why do chilli peppers taste hot? This book reveals the secrets of ion channels, which produce the electrical signals in our cells. „A wonderful book”. (Bill Bryson). „Ashcroft achieves the sort of rich simplicity most science writers can only dream about …this book carries the eponymous spark of life”. („Sunday Telegraph”). From before birth to the last breath we draw, from consciousness to sexual attraction, fighting infection to the beating of our hearts, electricity is essential to everything we think and do. In „The Spark of Life” award-winning physiologist Frances Ashcroft reveals the secrets of ion channels, which produce the electrical signals in our cells. Can someone really die of fright? How do cocaine, LSD and morphine work? Why do chilli peppers taste hot? Ashcroft explains all this and more with wit and clarity. Anyone who has ever wondered about what makes us human will find this book a revelation. „A rare gift for making difficult subjects accessible and fascinating”. (Bill Bryson). „She communicates complex science with engaging passion and eloquence”. (Helen Dunmore, „Observer”). „Compelling and very readable, an excellent writer”. („Literary Review”). „Riveting …she has a stock of good tales”. („New Scientist”). „Lively, conversational prose, refreshingly accessible to any lay reader …a positively charged little book”. („Daily Telegraph”). Frances Ashcroft is Professor of Physiology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Trinity College Oxford. She is also Director of OXION, a consortium of scientists studying ion channels, the heroes of this book. Her scientific research focuses on how a rise in your blood sugar level stimulates the release of insulin and what why this process goes wrong in diabetes. She has won many prizes for her research, most recently the LOreal/UNESCO 2012 Women in Science awar

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Tytuł:

Spark Of Life, The

Autor:

Frances Ashcroft

Wydawnictwo:

Penguin Press

Rok wydania:

2013

Okładka:

miękka

ISBN:

9780141046532