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Ball Lightning

A Popular Guide to a Longstanding Mystery in Atmospheric Electricity

Authors: Boerner, Herbert

  • Introduced with a foreword by Earle Williams, leading MIT lightning researcher
  • A modern review of ball lightning for the general reader
  • Includes many striking photos
  • Includes new results linking ball lightning to "normal" lightning physics
  • Separates facts from fiction in ball lightning research
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  • Due: September 12, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20783-0
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About this book

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 described and used to unravel some aspects of this mysterious form of atmospheric electricity. Throughout the book, the author discusses the various facets of the problem in an accessible but rigorous style, delivering a readable and informative text that will captivate the curious reader. He finally reaches the surprising conclusion that the solution to this puzzle may have been hidden in plain sight for many years. 

A foreword by Earle Williams, leading lightning researcher at MIT, introduces the book.



About the authors

Herbert Boerner obtained his PhD for experimental work in High Energy Physics from Bonn University in 1981. After postdoc positions at KEK in Japan and CERN in Geneva he joined Philips research in 1986, first working in the Hamburg laboratory, and from 1995 on in the Aachen laboratory. From this year until his retirement in 2012 he worked on the physics and engineering of organic light emitting diodes (OLED).

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 12, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20783-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $37.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: August 15, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20782-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ball Lightning
Book Subtitle
A Popular Guide to a Longstanding Mystery in Atmospheric Electricity
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20783-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20783-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20782-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 170
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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