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Strange Glow tells the extraordinary story of mankind's thorny relationship with radiation, including the hard won lessons of how radiation affects health, and it provides guidance as to how a century of radiation history can be translated into better personal choices about radiation expoures today. Investigating radiation's benefits and risk, Strange Glow takes a remarkable look at how, for better or worse, radiation has transformed our society.


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.