The Lightning Discharge


Author: Martin A. Uman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486151980
Category: Science
Page: 377
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Absorbing monograph by expert sets forth most of known properties of lightning: cloud and lightning charges, stepped leader, return stroke, dart leader, lightning on other planets, thunder, more. 144 illustrations.

Lightning


Author: Martin A. Uman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048615095X
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Revised, updated edition of classic work on the physics of lightning covers phenomena, terminology, measurement, photography, spectroscopy, thunder, and more, including reviews of recent research. 140 figures and tables.

FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS - Volume I


Author: José L. Mora-Lopez
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 1905839529
Category:
Page: 460
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Fundamentals of Physics is a component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty Encyclopedias. The Theme on Fundamentals of Physics provides an overview of the modern areas in physics, most of which had been crystallized in the 20th century, is given. The Theme on Fundamentals of Physics deals, in three volumes and cover several topics, with a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Historical Review of Elementary Concepts in Physics; Laws of Physical Systems; Particles and Fields; Quantum Systems; Order and Disorder in Nature; Topical Review: Nuclear Processes, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

Lightning

Fire from the Sky
Author: Craig B. Smith
Publisher: Dockside Consultants Inc
ISBN: 0615248691
Category: Lightning
Page: 288
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Lightning-Fire from the Sky is a detailed, readable account of a phenomenon that has fascinated humankind since prehistoric man hid in caves when thunder pealed overhead. As the world’s population has grown, the risk of injury or death by lightning has steadily increased—but is still so rare that many medical professionals do not know how to treat its victims. The author, an electrical engineer, brings the complex physics of lightning strikes alive in a graphic but non-technical way designed to appeal to a general reader audience. The book is enhanced by a comprehensive photographic treatment that includes some never-before-published photographs of lightning and its effects. The book opens with a foreword by Dr. Martin A. Uman, the world’s best known lightning expert, who describes new developments in our ability to forecast dangerous storms that may pose lightning risks. The chapters that follow describe the history of the pioneering lightning researchers (some of who got close enough to their subject to be killed by it), and then describe in an understandable manner the complex chain of events that precipitate a lightning strike. The various forms of lightning are portrayed. The effect of electricity on the human body is described, along with characteristic symptoms that victims might ask their medical practitioners to investigate and possibly treat. The variations in lightning effects on human beings are dramatized through a series of first person accounts. Another chapter deals with the effects of lightning on property—buildings, transportation systems of all types, and electric utilities and other critical infrastructure—and discusses the best means to provide lightning protection for property. Finally, new developments in research, lightning prediction, and prevention are examined. The book includes an annotated bibliography of lightning literature. Appearing throughout the text, which approximates 70,000 words, are 14 color plates and 20 black and white line illustrations that illustrate the main points being made in the narrative.

Great Experiments in Physics

Firsthand Accounts from Galileo to Einstein
Author: Morris H. Shamos
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613962X
Category: Science
Page: 384
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Starting with Galileo's experiments with motion, this study of 25 crucial discoveries includes Newton's laws of motion, Chadwick's study of the neutron, Hertz on electromagnetic waves, and more.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem


Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641079241
Category: Social Science
Page: 688
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Wie groß ist eigentlich das Universum? Was wiegt unsere Erde? Und wie ist das überhaupt möglich – die Erde zu wiegen? In seinem großen Buch nimmt uns Bestsellerautor Bill Bryson mit auf eine atemberaubende Reise durch Raum und Zeit: Er erklärt uns den Himmel und die Erde, die Sterne und die Meere, und nicht zuletzt die Entstehungsgeschichte des Menschen. »Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem« ist ein ebenso fundierter und lehrreicher wie unterhaltsamer und amüsanter Ausflug in die Naturwissenschaften, mit dem Bill Bryson das scheinbar Unmögliche vollbracht hat: das Wissen von der Welt in dreißig Kapitel zu packen, die auch für den normalen Leser ohne Vorkenntnisse verständlich sind. Das ideale Buch für alle, die unser Universum und unsere Geschichte endlich verstehen möchten – und dabei auch noch Spaß haben wollen!

The lightning book


Author: Peter E. Viemeister
Publisher: The MIT Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 316
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This book presents the facts about lightning: why it happens, what it does, and what can be done about it.

Quanten

Einstein, Bohr und die große Debatte über das Wesen der Wirklichkeit
Author: Manjit Kumar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783827010193
Category:
Page: 540
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Introduction to the Physics of Fluids and Solids


Author: James S. Trefil
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486474373
Category: Science
Page: 304
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Written by a well-known science author, this introductory text explores the physics of solids and the field of hydrodynamics. Vivid examples illuminate this interesting, informative survey as it ranges from classical physics and geophysical topics, from the rings of Saturn and the rotation of the galaxy to underground nuclear tests. 1975 edition.

NOLS Lightning


Author: John Gookin,Scott Morris
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811759342
Category: Nature
Page: 144
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Field guide for making careful decisions in the backcountry and relying on informed observation.

Electronics World


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Radio
Page: N.A
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Some issues, Aug. 1943- 1954, are called Radio-electronic engineering ed. (called in 1943 Radionics ed.) which include a separately paged section: Radio-electronic engineering (varies) v. 1, no. 2-v. 22, no. 7 (issued separately Aug. 1954-May 1955).

Elektrizitäts-Durchgang in Gasen (Classic Reprint)


Author: Joseph John Thomson
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781334013058
Category: Science
Page: 602
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Excerpt from Elektrizitats-Durchgang in Gasen Von ausfuhrlicheren Erganzungen verdanke ich im Kap. 13, 15, 17 einige, als solche gekennzeichnete, dem Prasidenten d. R. Herrn Prof. Dr. Warburg. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."