Fulgurites: Their Science, History, and Discovery by Matthew Pasek

By Matthew Pasek

Lightning is a device of the gods. It holds a paranormal energy, giving superheroes their powers, sending vehicles via time, and reanimating the lifeless. Lightning has a extra down-to-earth attribute in addition: it will probably vaporize rock, making fulgurites.

A fulgurite is a glassy rock shaped by way of lightning. normally present in rock retailers, the outline is usually missing, often pointing out whatever approximately lightning's extreme temperature, and that is approximately it. It seems there is over three hundred years of historical past for those rocks, and a few of the simplest technology is simply popping out on them.

The geology and technology of fulgurites hasn't ever been summarized in e-book shape earlier than. At over 30,000 phrases and with over 50 photographs and illustrations, this article may still tackle any questions you will have on fulgurites, after which some!

In this publication, scientist Matthew Pasek offers the heritage technological know-how on fulgurites: the place they're came across, how they shape, and the bizarre nature of a few in their minerals and components. As a number one researcher investigating fulgurites, Pasek provides a history that's up to date and established in sound technological know-how. many of the themes comprise: how are fulgurites just like house rocks? How a lot are they worthy? Does Hollywood painting fulgurites adequately? Can fulgurites be used as facts in court docket?

Interspersed in the course of the textual content are many images, in addition to comics illustrating the various issues. Drawn with love, if now not ability, those supply a few of the humor that makes an another way dry subject a piece extra interesting.

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