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Published: 08 August 2011

416 Pages | 165 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199751754

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Galvani's Spark

The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Alan McComas

  • First comprehensive 'biography' of the nerve impulse
  • Illustrates the scientific process as well as the mysteries and controversies that have led to important discoveries in neurophysiology
  • Interweaves the stories, the challenges, and the controversies of the most prominent figures in neuroscience
  • Chronicles the gradual understanding of the nerve impulse which is the basis of all thoughts, sensations and actions

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