Fork lightning striking over a darkened landscape at night.

Paperback - January 2016 - AU $37.99

Explore the history of humanity’s relationship with this striking natural phenomenon.

In Lightning: Nature and Culture, Derek M. Elsom explores the history of humanity’s relationship with this natural phenomenon – from the myths and legends of the storm deities, to in-depth studies of its artistic representations, to state-of-the-art lightning protection systems on aircraft, ships and skyscrapers. Lightning explores the stories of those struck by lightning, and asks the vital question: ‘What can we do to lessen the risk of being struck?’ + Full description

Beautifully illustrated with stunning lightning displays and striking images of storm gods and goddesses, as well as the distinctive fern-like branching patterns left by lightning on people’s skin, Lightning: Nature and Culture will appeal to all those interested in the natural environment, especially those fascinated by extreme weather forces and how weather is an integral part of our daily lives.

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Paperback | January 2016 | $ 37.99
ISBN: 9781780234960 | 240 pages | 210 x 148 mm
Publisher: Reaktion Books