Ball Lightning
  • Author : Cixin Liu
  • Release Date : 14 August 2018
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9780765394088
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Book Description: From the New York Times bestselling author of the Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu's Ball Lightning is the story of what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against the drive to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences. When Chen’s parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier. While Chen’s quest for answers gives purpose to his lonely life, it also pits him against soldiers and scientists with motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge. "Wildly imaginative."—Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy Tor books by Cixin Liu The Remembrance of Earth's Past #1 The Three-Body Problem #2 The Dark Forest #3 Death's End At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning

Author : Cixin Liu
Publisher : Tor Books
Genre : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu's Ball Lightning is the story of what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against the drive to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences. When Chen’s parents are incinerated before ...

Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning

Author : Mark Stenhoff
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Genre : Science
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Down comes a deluge of sonorous hail, Or prone-descending rain. Wide-rent, the clouds Pour a whole flood, and yet, its flame unquenched, Th’unconquerable lightning struggles through. Ragged and fierce, or in red whirling balls, And fires the mountains with redoubled rage. Black from the stroke, above, the smould’ring ...

Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning

Author : Herbert Boerner
Publisher : Springer
Genre : Science
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Ball lightning is an enigma. These luminous objects that appear occasionally during thunderstorms and can reach several meters in diameter have been a mystery to science for about 200 years. Despite several thousands of reported observations, their nature is still unknown. In this book, well documented cases of ball lightning are ...

Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning

Author : Mark Stenhoff
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Genre : Science
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Down comes a deluge of sonorous hail, Or prone-descending rain. Wide-rent, the clouds Pour a whole flood, and yet, its flame unquenched, Th’unconquerable lightning struggles through. Ragged and fierce, or in red whirling balls, And fires the mountains with redoubled rage. Black from the stroke, above, the smould’ring ...

The Nature of Ball Lightning

The Nature of Ball Lightning

Author : Stanley Singer
Publisher : Springer
Genre : Science
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In 1837 a comprehensive discussion of lightning appeared in the Annual of the French Bureau des Longitudes with a section on ball lightning which provided for the first time a readily available source in the scientific literature of the basic properties of this curious natural phenomenon. The author, Francois Arago, was ...

Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning

Author : Paul Sagan
Publisher : iUniverse
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In BALL LIGHTNING: Paradox of Physics, Paul Sagan lists 230 unpublished cases from Oak Ridge National Laboratories. By their mysterious propulsion, navigation, confinement and flight against winds, fireballs "defy" gravity. His novel Sagan-Hill Hypothesis explains fireball propulsion (inertialess negative gravity) and also the Flatwoods event of September 12, 1952. A witness, Sagan publishes ...

Ball Lightning and Bead Lightning

Ball Lightning and Bead Lightning

Author : James Barry
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Genre : Science
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The purpose of this monograph is to review the known physical aspects of two unusual forms of atmospheric luminous phenomena, to deduce their characteristics and properties, and to promote efforts to improve their understanding. These two forms, called ball lightning and bead lightning, have visual images that differ from the ...

The Nature of Ball Lightning

The Nature of Ball Lightning

Author : Stanley Singer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Genre : Science
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In 1837 a comprehensive discussion of lightning appeared in the Annual of the French Bureau des Longitudes with a section on ball lightning which provided for the first time a readily available source in the scientific literature of the basic properties of this curious natural phenomenon. The author, Francois Arago, was ...

Science of Ball Lightning

Science of Ball Lightning

Author : Y H Ohtsuki
Publisher : World Scientific
Genre : Uncategorized
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This is the first proceedings held on scientific research on the ball lightning (fire ball). Eyewitness accounts of bars lightnings were presented and analysed by experts from USA, Germany, USSR, Hungary and Japan. The theoretical model on the ball lightning, and experimental research from various instruments were discussed. Contents:Ball ...

Ball Lightning Explanation

Ball Lightning Explanation

Author : Clint Seward
Publisher : Lulu.com
Genre : Uncategorized
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Ball Lightning is a natural phenomenon that is often associated with lightning. This book provides an explanation of Ball Lightning and includes the first report of an observation of Ball Lightning while it is forming. This book also describes potential clean energy technologies that will be possible based on this ...

Lightning

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Author : Vladimir A. Rakov,Martin A. Uman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Science
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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 ...

The Three Body Problem

The Three Body Problem

Author : Cixin Liu
Publisher : Tor Books
Genre : Fiction
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Soon to be a Netflix Original Series! “War of the Worlds for the 21st century.” – Wall Street Journal The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural ...

Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning

Author : Daniel H. Rosenthal
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Genre : Uncategorized
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A very interesting theory about a quickly spinning field, which is related to Ball lightning. With ideas for you to do a practical experiment which would create ball lightning similar to the natural thing. The theory is all new, but I am very sure I believe it is right. In ...

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Author : Vladimir Bychkov,Gennady Golubkov,Anatoly Nikitin
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Genre : Science
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From July 7 to 12, 2008 in Zelenogradsk, a cosy resort on the bank of the Baltic Sea near Kaliningrad in Russia, the 1st International Conference “Atmosphere, Ionosphere, Safety (AIS-2008)” has been carried out. The State Russian University of I. Kant, Semenov Institute of chemical physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushkov ...

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Author : Jim Richardson,Allen Richardson
Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
Genre : Science
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True believers and skeptics beware: what you know about science may be wrong. Science commentators Jim and Allen Richardson are more faithful than the believers and more skeptical than the skeptics -- and they're funnier, too....