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How Dangerous Is Lightning

Author : Christian Bouquegneau
ISBN : 9780486138848
Genre : Science
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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.

Texas Lightning

Author : Gerry Bartlett
ISBN : 9781516107155
Genre : Fiction
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A million-dollar idea. A city girl in the country. And a man who brings out her wild side… Anna Delaney is thrilled to leave Boston for Austin, Texas, when her small tech company is bought out by a conglomerate. Born into a family of over-protective brothers, this is her chance at true independence—and a name-making professional breakthrough. Even when gorgeous billionaire rancher King Sanders forms a one-man welcoming committee, Anna insists that she doesn’t need a tour guide—or another bodyguard. But after she narrowly escapes a kidnapping attempt, she can’t say no to King spiriting her away to someplace safe…and very private. Someone wants the valuable software Anna’s developing, and King is determined to keep her safe until the culprit is caught. The hunky cowboy lights her up brighter than the Lone Star sky at night, but neither one of them is prepared for just how wild Texas can get—and just how hard they’re willing to fight to stay together…


Author : Craig B. Smith
ISBN : 9780615248691
Genre : Lightning
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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.

The Description Of A New Lightning Conductor And Observations On The Phenomena Of The Thunder Storm

Author : John Murray
ISBN : UCAL:$B611186
Genre : Lightning conductors
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Bodyguard Of Lightning

Author : Stan Nicholls
ISBN : 9780575130265
Genre : Fiction
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Where a unique fantasy series began! A fast moving, action packed epic that for the first time tells the story of fantasy's traditional enemy, giving orcs their own motives, heroes and destiny. An epic quest that takes orc warband leader Stryke and his warriors on a journey to secure five artifacts of power with which they hope the can buy their freedom but which actually hold the key to everything and the explanation for the sudden incursion of mankind into the world of the elder races, an incursion that is leeching the magic out of the land of Maras-Dantia.

The Reason Why A Careful Collection Of Some Hundreds Of Reasons For Things Which Though Generally Known Are Imperfectly Understood Compiled By R K Philp

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ISBN : BL:A0018326632
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Ride The Lightning

Author : Dietrich Kalteis
ISBN : 9781770905078
Genre : Fiction
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“Kalteis will be deservedly compared to Elmore Leonard, but he is an original voice . . . A great story filled with wonderfully flawed characters” (John McFetridge, author of the Toronto Series). Bounty hunter Karl Morgen went after Miro Knotts on a skipped bond, finding the dope dealer wrapped around an underage girl at a rave in Seattle. Dragging Miro in the hard way gets Karl’s license revoked—while Miro gets off with a suspended sentence. So Karl finds some work as a process server in Vancouver, thinking it’s the kind of place where people settle things with middle fingers instead of guns. But the city is teeming with two-bit criminals, drug dealers, and gangsters, and Miro seizes an opportunity to settle his score with Karl while working a major drug deal. What follows is a ride through Vancouver’s underbelly, with a cast of characters whose ambition exceeds their criminal acumen, in a crackling novel marked by both gritty realism and a sharp comedic touch.

Reflections On The Works Of God In Nature And Providence For Every Day In The Year

Author : Christoph Christian Sturm
Genre : Devotional calendars
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The Scent Of Rain And Lightning

Author : Nancy Pickard
ISBN : 9781444712933
Genre : Fiction
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Twenty-six years ago, when she was only three months old, Jody Linder's father was murdered as she slept in her cot. Her mother vanished, presumed dead. Local trouble-maker Billy Crosby confessed to the murder and was locked up, leaving his wife and son to face the consequences in the small Kansas town of Rose. But his son Collin, now a lawyer, has successfully petitioned for a retrial, which means that - for now - Billy is back in town. Jody is horrified - the man who tore her family apart is living just a few streets away. So why does she find herself wondering if Collin is right? What if Billy was innocent, and her close-knit family has been hiding a terrible secret all these years? Haunting and powerful, this is Nancy Pickard's finest achievement to date.

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