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Lightning Strikes Twice

A Gordian Knot Military Thriller from Crossroad Press, 2013

From William H. LaBarge, Author of Four National Bestselling Books and Co-Author of Aviation Book of The Year: "SWEETWATER GUNSLINGER 201" The news is grim. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, has threatened to attack Iran if they don’t stop enriching uranium. United States interests back the threat. In LaBarge’s latest novel, “Lightning Strikes Twice”, U.S. Navy pilots, aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), CAPT ...


Lightning (Weather Basics)
Erin Edison

Capstone Press, 2011

Watch it light up the sky. Hear its booms. It's time to learn about lightning.


Lightning (Nature in Action)
Stephen P. Kramer

First Avenue Editions, 1993

". . . a clear explosion of lightning, how it is produced, the different types, and its dangers. . . . Exceptionally fine, full-color photographs--each a work of art--perfectly illustrate the text . . ."--School Library Journal, starred review.


Lightning Storms: Exploring Nature's Awesome Fireworks (A Window Into Our Weird, Wacky, Wonderful World Book ...

Stone Bay Publishing, 2014

Come on a Journey as we Explore all of the different types of Lightning and learn about Natures Awesome Fireworks. See it all for yourself with over 85 Stunning Photos, 15 Quality Diagrams, and 4 amazingly easy to read Charts. If you are like most people you are fascinated with the beauty of lightning, but also a little fearful of it as well. Watching a good lightning storm can make for a fantastic light show and be a lot of fun if done ...


Lightning (Dover Books on Physics)
Martin A. Uman, Physics

Dover Publications, 2011

Awesome to any beholder, lightning has been a subject of intense interest to scientists curious about its exact physical nature. There was a dearth of comprehensive scientific literature on the subject until the publication of this volume. Geared toward advanced undergraduates in physics or engineering, it features remarkable clarity and a minimum of mathematical notation, making it accessible to nonspecialists and useful as a teaching resource ...


Seymour Simon

HarperCollins, 2006

Lightning strikes the earth more than a hundred times every second. It's bright and dramatic, but it happens so fast that we rarely get a chance to see it. Now celebrated children's science writer Seymour Simon gives you an opportunity to take a closer look at lightning with clear explanations of what causes those bright flashes of light in a stormy sky.


Lightning: Physics and Effects
Vladimir A. Rakov, Martin A. Uman

Cambridge University Press, 2007

This is the first book to cover essentially all aspects of lightning, including lightning physics, lightning protection, and the interaction of lightning with a variety of objects and systems as well as with the environment. Accessible to the technical non-expert, it is addressed to anyone interested in lightning and its effects.


Danielle Steel

Dell, 1996

As a partner at one of New York's most prestigious law firms, Alexandra Parker barely manages to juggle husband, career, and the three-year-old child she gave birth to at forty.  But Alex feels blessed with her life and happy marriage--until lightning strikes her.  Suddenly a routine medical check-up turns her world upside down when tests reveal shattering news. Sam Parker is a star venture capitalist, a Wall Street whiz kid, and is as ...


The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan

Disney-Hyperion, 2006

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: Lightning Thief, The


Dean Koontz

Berkley Trade, 2010

"A gripping novel" from the #1 New York Times bestselling author-now in trade paperback for the first time. In the midst of a raging blizzard, lightning struck on the night Laura Shane was born. And a mysterious blond-haired stranger showed up just in time to save her from dying. Years later, in the wake of another storm, Laura will be saved again. For someone is watching over her. But just as lightning illuminates, darkness always ...


Homemade Lightning: Creative Experiments in Electricity
R. Ford, Richard Ford

McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics, 2001

One of the best books on electrostatics for the hobbyists, inventor, or experimenter is updated and expanded to include newly uncovered information on electrostatic generators and complete instructions for building various types, including Wimshurst and Van de Graaff generators. Throughout the book, the author provides hard-to-find information on electrical anomalies, which represent the frontier of electrostatic research. Covering theory and ...


Inside Lightning (Inside Series)
Melissa Stewart

Sterling Children's Books, 2011

Bright. Beautiful. Dramatic. Dangerous. Lightning is all this--and more. Inside Lightning reveals the truth about this mysterious force of nature.  Find out where and when it strikes, follow its formation from cloud to ground, see incredible photos of lightning flashes on earth and beyond, watch lightning scientists at work, and hear stories from those who have come face-to-face with lightning's awesome power.  Includes safety tips.


All About Lightning
Martin A. Uman

Dover Publications, 1987

Does lightning strike twice in the same place? How does a lightning rod work? What is ball lightning? How many thunderstorms are in progress in the world at any one time? Why does lightning zigzag? What is St. Elmo's Fire? These and many more often-asked questions about lightning are answered in this fascinating and informative guide for the layman, presented in an easy-to-follow question-and-answer format. One of nature's most awesome ...


LIGHTNING BOYS, THE: True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning
Richard Pike

Grub Street Publishing, 2011

According to a recent international study, the Lightning is the fifth most popular military aircraft of all time. It has many thousands of devotees who are a ready market for this timely and entertaining book which, with over twenty individual stories from former Lightning pilots, relates the highs and lows, the dramas and the demands of those who operated this iconic aircraft from the sharp end.Tales include the recollections of an aerobatic ...


How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning
Rosalyn Schanzer

HarperCollins, 2002

Ben Franklin was the most famous American in the entire world during colonial times. No wonder! After all, the man could do just about anything. Why, he was an author and an athlete and a patriot and a scientist and an inventor to boot. He even found a way to steal the lightning right out of the sky. Is such a thing possible? Is it. Take a look inside and find Ben busy at work on every spread. Then find out how he used his discovery about ...


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: The Complete Official Guide - Collector's Edition

Piggyback, 2014

“With so many things to be accomplished and uncovered in a game world teeming with opportunities, this book will be a teacher with boundless patience, a savior when things seem bleak, and a wise friend always on hand to offer the advice you need. It is encyclopedic, yet unfailingly accessible. Our longtime partner, Piggyback, has accomplished miracles in creating this authoritative (and beautiful!) companion tome.”   —Motomu Toriyama ...


Lightning Strikes

Prism Book Group, 2012

After a storm, a major power outage leaves two at-odds neighbors dependent on each other. Forced to unite, will their animosity for each other crash like thunder or will they discover love as lightning strikes? Please note: Lightning Strikes and After the Storm (also available) are short stories written in round-robin style by numerous authors of Prism Book Group during a promotional event. Each contributor had the opportunity to add a section, ...


The Lightning God's Wife: a short story

Grace Draven, 2014

It hasn’t rained for a quarter of a century, and a dying world gasps for water. Outcast and exiled, the rain priestess Revida rescues a man and his children as they flee from the wrath of a creator god known as the Bitter Dark. But Atagartis is more than a man, and Revida soon discovers the lover she’s known only in dreams has a purpose for her and the tearless grief she’s born for more than two decades. A tale of the Glimmer Lands in ...


Heat Lightning (Virgil Flowers, No. 2)
John Sandford

Berkley, 2009

A killer is leaving a puzzling calling card in the mouths of his victims. And in the middle of a steamy Minnesota summer, Virgil Flowers of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension finds himself embroiled in an investigation with no easy answers?and no easy way out.


The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti

Disney-Hyperion, 2010

You've read the book. You've seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel. Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's textbooks and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find ...



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