About this book
An account of how people, just like machines, are powered by electricity, right down to the last cell. Answers questions such as: Can someone really die of fright? How do cocaine, LSD and morphine work? and Why do chilli peppers taste hot? 'A wonderful book' Bill Bryson
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. This title reveals the secrets of ion channels, which produce the electrical signals in our cells.