Kristian Birkeland was an genious scientist and an inventor. He was the first to solve the mystery about the Northern lights . In 2017 we celebrate that it is 150 years since his birth and 100 years since he died under tragic circumstances in Tokyo.
Birkeland is often regarded as the world first space scientist. Few other scientists accepted his theories and we had to wait for another 50 years before satellites could confirm he was right all along.
He is also the man who started the Norwegian industrial revolution when he and Sam Eyde established Norsk Hydro and saved the worlds food production.
The book is packed with old and rare images as well as a cartoon illustrating Birkeland in many of the famous situations.
The book also includes a section with our modern understanding of the northern lights and how we can forecast the aurora. It also includes information about how to take your own great pictures of the northern lights.