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.

All about Lightning


Author: Martin A. Uman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048625237X
Category: Science
Page: 167
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Answers questions about Franklin's experiment, lightning rods, safety considerations, property damage, ball lightning, thunder, and thunderstorms

How Dangerous Is Lightning?


Author: Christian Bouquegneau,Vladimir Rakov
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486138844
Category: Science
Page: 144
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This highly readable survey explores the history of lightning, from ancient myth to modern times. Topics include sources of lightning, physical effects, protection of structures and power lines, and current research. 2006 edition.

The Art and Science of Lightning Protection


Author: Martin A. Uman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052187811X
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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A practical text on lightning protection for meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, architects, engineers, and fire-safety experts.

Theoretical Physics


Author: Georg Joos,Ira M. Freeman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486318532
Category: Science
Page: 928
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Classic treatise covers mathematical topics needed by theoretical and experimental physicists (vector analysis, calculus of variations, etc.), followed by coverage of mechanics, electromagnetic theory, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics.

Fundamentals of Lightning


Author: Vladimir A. Rakov
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107072239
Category: Science
Page: 248
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Presents the current state of the art in lightning science, for advanced undergraduate and graduate students on a single-semester course.

Mathematical Physics


Author: Donald H. Menzel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486139107
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Useful treatment of classical mechanics, electromagnetic theory, and relativity includes explanations of function theory, vectors, matrices, dyadics, tensors, partial differential equations, other advanced mathematical techniques. Nearly 200 problems with answers.

Mechanics


Author: J. P. Den Hartog
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486158691
Category: Science
Page: 480
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This classic introductory text features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems.

Lightning

Physics and Effects
Author: Vladimir A. Rakov,Martin A. Uman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107268559
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Lightning: Physics and Effects is the first book that covers essentially all aspects of lightning, including lightning physics, lightning protection and the interaction of lightning with a variety of objects and systems as well as with the environment. It is written in a style that will be accessible to the technical non-expert and is addressed to anyone interested in lightning and its effects. This will include physicists, engineers working in the power, communications, computer and aviation industries, meteorologists, atmospheric chemists, foresters, ecologists, physicians working in the area of electrical trauma and architects. This comprehensive reference volume contains over 300 illustrations, 70 tables containing quantitative information and a bibliography of more than 6000 references.

Principles of Lightning Physics


Author: Vladilav Mazur
Publisher: Iop Expanding Physics
ISBN: 9780750311533
Category: Science
Page: 194
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The quality of new lightning observations and measurements has greatly improved during the past thirty 30 years, due to newly-developed tools, technology and techniques. Significant progress has also been achieved in the physical understanding of lightning processes during this same period. This book presents and discusses the most up-to-date physical concepts that govern many lightning events in nature, as well as lightning interactions with man-made structures. The author's approach to the understanding of lightning --- �- to seek out, and to show what is common to all lightning flashes ---- are illustrated by an analysis of each type of lightning and the multitude of lightning-related features. Using this approach, the book examines the work that has gone into the development of new physical concepts, and provides critical evaluations of the existing knowledge of the physics of lightning and the lexicon of terms and definitions used in lightning research.

Protection of Electronic Circuits from Overvoltages


Author: Ronald B. Standler
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486150844
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 464
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Practical rules and strategies designed to protect electronic systems from damage by transient overvoltages include symptoms and threats, remedies, protective devices and their applications, and validation of protective measures. 1989 edition.

A Short Course in Cloud Physics


Author: Roddy Rhodes Rogers,Man Kong Yau
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780750632157
Category: Science
Page: 290
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Covers essential parts of cloud and precipitation physics and has been extensively rewritten with over 60 new illustrations and many new and up to date references. Many current topics are covered such as mesoscale meteorology, radar cloud studies and numerical cloud modelling, and topics from the second edition, such as severe storms, precipitation processes and large scale aspects of cloud physics, have been revised. Problems are included as examples and to supplement the text.

Quantum Theory


Author: David Bohm
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486134881
Category: Science
Page: 672
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This advanced undergraduate-level text presents the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts, followed by specific applications worked out in mathematical detail.

High Voltage Engineering

Fundamentals
Author: Peter Kuffel,W. S. Zaengl
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483285650
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 508
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Provides a comprehensive treatment of high voltage engineering fundamentals at the introductory and intermediate levels. It covers: techniques used for generation and measurement of high direct, alternating and surge voltages for general application in industrial testing and selected special examples found in basic research; analytical and numerical calculation of electrostatic fields in simple practical insulation system; basic ionisation and decay processes in gases and breakdown mechanisms of gaseous, liquid and solid dielectrics; partial discharges and modern discharge detectors; and overvoltages and insulation coordination.

A Common Language for Electrical Engineering

Lone Pine Writings
Author: Eric P. Dollard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781518815935
Category:
Page: 158
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Eric Dollard is a legendary electrical engineer trained by RCA, Bell Labs and the US Navy. He is the only man alive to have successfully replicated Nikola Tesla's wireless electricity technology and is considered to be the modern living Tesla. Because of his contribution to electrical science and his advancements in a Tesla-Alexanderson type of Advanced Seismic Warning System, the Federal Government's documents in relation to this project refer to him as Dr. Eric Dollard, which confers to him an honorary PhD. His fans lovingly refer to him as Professor Dollard. The Lone Pine Writings (Part 1) and its content was developed out of the general frustration of the author when trying to teach others about his work in electrical engineering. This collection of papers started appearing in discussion threads on Energetic Forum around 2011. At the time, Eric Dollard was living in his famous 1980 Toyota Corolla, in the harsh wastelands of Lone Pine, California. Originally, Eric wrote the material out on paper and mailed it to a colleague who transcribed the material and posted it in the forums under the pseudonym "T-REX." Each paper or letter was called a "transmission" in honor of the language of a radio operator and contained information on specific electrical engineering terms and how they are to be used. The original format of the material is retained in this edition of the book. The phenomena we call "electricity" is a dynamic, but artificial presentation of the Natural World, and because of this, its behavior follows specific rules. Understanding these specific behaviors is the key to engineering this phenomena, but developing a common language with which to describe these behaviors is the key to teaching others these engineering skills. The purpose of this book is to provide clarity for the electrical engineering community regarding the use of common terms for electrical units. The last attempt to standardize this language was made by Oliver Heaviside over 100 years ago and his effort was met by censure from the Royal Society of London. It is hoped that the release of this book will be met with a more enlightened response. Peter A. Lindemann, D.Sc. Editor, A & P Electronic Media A portion of the proceeds will go to EPD Laboratories, Inc., a 501(c)3 tax-deductible non-profit corporation that supports Eric Dollard in advancing the electrical sciences.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

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.

Principles of Planetary Climate


Author: Raymond T. Pierrehumbert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139495062
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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This book introduces the reader to all the basic physical building blocks of climate needed to understand the present and past climate of Earth, the climates of Solar System planets, and the climates of extrasolar planets. These building blocks include thermodynamics, infrared radiative transfer, scattering, surface heat transfer and various processes governing the evolution of atmospheric composition. Nearly four hundred problems are supplied to help consolidate the reader's understanding, and to lead the reader towards original research on planetary climate. This textbook is invaluable for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students in atmospheric science, Earth and planetary science, astrobiology, and physics. It also provides a superb reference text for researchers in these subjects, and is very suitable for academic researchers trained in physics or chemistry who wish to rapidly gain enough background to participate in the excitement of the new research opportunities opening in planetary climate.