The Resource Kristian Birkeland : The First Space Scientist, by Alv Egeland, William J. Burke, (electronic resource)

Kristian Birkeland : The First Space Scientist, by Alv Egeland, William J. Burke, (electronic resource)

Label
Kristian Birkeland : The First Space Scientist
Title
Kristian Birkeland
Title remainder
The First Space Scientist
Statement of responsibility
by Alv Egeland, William J. Burke
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Contributor
Author
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
At the beginning of the 20th century Kristian Birkeland (1867-1917), a Norwegian scientist of insatiable curiosity, addressed questions that had vexed European scientists for centuries. Why do the northern lights appear overhead when the Earth’s magnetic field is disturbed? How are magnetic storms connected to disturbances on the Sun? To answer these questions Birkeland interpreted his advance laboratory simulations and daring campaigns in the Arctic wilderness in the light of Maxwell’s newly discovered laws of electricity and magnetism. Birkeland’s ideas were dismissed for decades, only to be vindicated when satellites could fly above the Earth’s atmosphere. Faced with the depleting stocks of Chilean saltpeter and the consequent prospect of mass starvation, Birkeland showed his practical side, inventing the first industrial scale method to extract nitrogen-based fertilizers from the air. Norsk Hydro, one of modern Norway’s largest industries, stands as a living tribute to his genius. Hoping to demonstrate what we now call the solar wind, Birkeland moved to Egypt in 1913. Isolated from his friends by the Great War, Birkeland yearned to celebrate his 50th birthday in Norway. The only safe passage home, via the Far East, brought him to Tokyo where in the late spring of 1917 he passed away
Member of
Is Subseries of
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Egeland, Alv
Dewey number
538/.7092 B
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Language note
English
LC call number
  • QB1-991
  • QB460-466
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Burke, William J.
Series statement
Astrophysics and Space Science Library,
Series volume
325
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  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • History
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • History, general
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
Label
Kristian Birkeland : The First Space Scientist, by Alv Egeland, William J. Burke, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Background and Education -- At the 19th Century's End -- A New Abel -- Introduction: Tempora Mutant Et Nos Cum Illis Mutamur -- Geomagnetic and Solar System Research -- Aurora in a Vacuum Chamber -- The Norwegian Auroral Expeditions -- The Universe in a Vacuum Chamber -- Technology and Applied Physics -- Fast Switches and Electromagnetic Cannons -- In as Little as Four Years -- Birkeland the Man -- As Seen in his Own Time -- Consummatus in Brevi, Explevit Tempora Multa -- Birkeland's Heritage -- From Small Acorns -- In Memoriam
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2005.
Extent
1 online resource (232 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280283604
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/1-4020-3294-3
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000228535
  • (EBL)303227
  • (OCoLC)262680099
  • (SSID)ssj0000188175
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  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000188175
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  • (EXLCZ)991000000000228535
Label
Kristian Birkeland : The First Space Scientist, by Alv Egeland, William J. Burke, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Background and Education -- At the 19th Century's End -- A New Abel -- Introduction: Tempora Mutant Et Nos Cum Illis Mutamur -- Geomagnetic and Solar System Research -- Aurora in a Vacuum Chamber -- The Norwegian Auroral Expeditions -- The Universe in a Vacuum Chamber -- Technology and Applied Physics -- Fast Switches and Electromagnetic Cannons -- In as Little as Four Years -- Birkeland the Man -- As Seen in his Own Time -- Consummatus in Brevi, Explevit Tempora Multa -- Birkeland's Heritage -- From Small Acorns -- In Memoriam
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2005.
Extent
1 online resource (232 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280283604
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/1-4020-3294-3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000228535
  • (EBL)303227
  • (OCoLC)262680099
  • (SSID)ssj0000188175
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11178347
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000188175
  • (PQKBWorkID)10142586
  • (PQKB)10294772
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4020-3294-3
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC303227
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000228535

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