The Art and Science of Lightning Protection
By (author) Martin A. Uman
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Art and Science of Lightning Protection by Martin A. Uman
Book DescriptionA lightning strike to an unprotected object or system can be disastrous - in the United States lightning is responsible for over 30% of all electric power failures, causes billions of dollars' worth of property damage, and an average of 85 fatalities a year. This accessible text describes all aspects of lightning protection and includes many illustrative drawings and photographs. The author examines the physical behavior of lightning, various types of lightning damage, the role of lightning detection and warning in effective protection, as well as options for deflecting or eliminating lightning. U.S. and international lightning protection standards are discussed. This book will be essential reading for everyone involved in the business of lightning protection, including meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, architects, engineers, and fire-safety experts. Insurance practitioners and physicians will find this reference of significant value.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521878111
(247mm x 174mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Martin A. Uman
Art and Science of Lightning Protection, Paperback (July 2010)
A practical text on lightning protection for meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, architects, engineers, and fire-safety experts.
Lightning, Paperback (January 2007)
A highly illustrated book covering all aspects of lightning, including lightning physics and protection.
Lightning Discharge, Paperback (March 2003)
Absorbing monograph by expert sets forth most of known properties of lightning: cloud and lightning charges, stepped leader, return stroke, dart leader, lightning on other planets, thunder, more. 144 illustrations.
All About Lightning, Paperback (July 1987)» View all books by Martin A. Uman
Readable and nontechnical, this illustrated survey explores the nature and causes of lightning. Topics include ball lightning, the workings of lightning rods, how to photograph lightning, and other fascinating subjects.
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Author Biography - Martin A. Uman
Martin A. Uman is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. He is generally acknowledged to be one of the world's leading authorities on lightning, and has been the recipient of numerous awards for his work including the 2001 American Geophysical Union John Adam Fleming Medal and the 1996 Heinrich Hertz Medal by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Professor Uman has written several previous books on the subject of lightning including Lightning: Physics and Effects co-authored by Vladimir A. Rakov (Cambridge University Press, 2003).
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