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Ball lightning [electronic resource].

Liu, Cixin, (author.). Chin, Feodor (narrator.). Martinsen, Joel, (translator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781427287021 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1427287023 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 12 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Macmillan Audio, 2018.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Feodor Chin.
Summary, etc.:
When Chen's parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier in particle physics. Although Chen's quest provides a purpose for his lonely life, his reasons for chasing his elusive quarry come into conflict with soldiers and scientists who have motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge. Ball Lightning, by award-winning Chinese science fiction author Cixin Liu, is a fast-paced audiobook about what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against a push to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences.Tor books by Cixin LiuThe Remembrance of Earth's Past The Three-Body Problem The Dark Forest Death's End.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Physicists > Fiction.
Ball lightning > Fiction.
Incineration > Fiction.
Military weapons > Fiction.
Genre: Adventure fiction.

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