The Northern Lights

By: Lucy Jago

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ISBN
9780140290158
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
320
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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Just over one hundred years ago Kristian Birkeland looked into the night sky of his native Norway and saw in the beautiful Northern Lights a mystery waiting to be solved. Determined to prove to the world his bold theory about the heavens above, this misunderstood genius began a quest that would take him from Norway's ice mountains to the deserts of Africa, and across a continent ravaged by war. It was a quest that alienated friends and family, ruined his health and sanity, and ended in his mysterious death in a Japanese hotel in 1917.

Lucy Jago brilliantly tells the fascinating and tragic story of Kristian Birkeland, the man who saw in the night sky a secret that no one else could see, but who died trying to convince the world of his vision.
ISBN:
9780140290158
Publication Date:
06 / 08 / 2002
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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