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the best book i have ever read ,know one i know hasn't read it!!!!!
Review: The Northern Lights: The True Story of the Man Who Unlocked the Secrets of the Aurora BorealisUser Review - Bill Hammack - Goodreads
I enjoy reading narrative non-fiction. I actually read Northern Lights very quickly. I hope to write some longer narrative non-fiction, as opposed to radio talks. To me this genre is different from ... Read full review
Review: The Northern Lights: The True Story of the Man Who Unlocked the Secrets of the Aurora BorealisUser Review - Joanne - Goodreads
This is a fascinating book about Kristian Birkeland, a Norwegian scientist who in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries endeavoured to discover the science behind the Northern Lights ... Read full review
Review: The Northern Lights: The True Story of the Man Who Unlocked the Secrets of the Aurora BorealisUser Review - Greg Good - Goodreads
A bit over the top here and there, but still a good view of Birkeland and the exploration of the aurora borealis. Read full review
Great subject but not to my liking as it was too gossipy and contained too much extraneous information on his family members. I couldn't finish it.
It's always difficult to get a biography to read like a novel, especially of a scientist. I had no knowledge of this subject before I read the book, and found it sad that a man with so much wisdom and insight had so little recognition in his lifetime. His ideas were truly ahead of his time.
A very read. A brief look at the life and work of an overlooked genius. Inspirational but very sad. I rarely cry while reading but I felt very sad as Birkeland's life slowly unwound and his life's ... Read full review
This was fascinating, but ended tragically:( Read full review
Fascinating story -- had never heard of this physicist, and how grossly unappreciated he was by scientists of his lifetime. Read full review
He was cheated out of the Nobel Prize by his rival. He came up with the idea of hearing aids for deaf people. And he developed the electromagnetic cannon, which eventually became the American Star ... Read full review