The Northern Lights
ISBN10: 0375409807 ISBN13: 9780375409806 Publisher: Random House Inc Published: Sep 1 2001 Pages: 297 Weight: 1.20lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
An in-depth portrait of groundbreaking Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland explores his lifelong quest to uncover the mystery of the aurora borealis and explains how his work, unheralded at the time of his death in 1917, transformed modern understanding of the aurora borealis, electromagnetism, comets, and the sun. 75,000 first printing.