A Story Like The Wind by Laurens van der Post

By Laurens van der Post

This can be a tale of a nearly vanished Africa; an international of fable and magic during which the indigenous peoples of the continent lived for uncountable centuries sooner than the Europeans got here to shatter it.

The major personality is a boy who has a dating with this Africa now not in contrast to Kipling's Kim with the vintage international of India. François Joubert, whose Huguenot ancestors settled in Africa 300 years in the past, lives as a solitary baby on his father's farm. 'Hunter's Drift'. the following, within the some distance inside of Africa, he studies the beauty and secret of an ageless, typical primitive lifestyles, his notion of it heightened through the impression of 3 humans particularly - his Bushman nurse, the pinnacle herdsman of the neighborhood Matabele extended family (his father's selected companions within the pioneering of Hunter's Drift), and a hunter of mythical reputation, now the manager ranger of an unlimited video game reserve nearby.

François' assembly with an untamed Bushman, Xhabbo, whose intuitive instructing nourishes his spirit; his unusual pilgrimage to the far away krall of a strong witch-doctor; his dramatic come upon and courting with the daughter of a retired colonial governor; all are examples of African element and ecu counterpoint, in a hugely unique subject matter, relocating to a unusually presaged and omened climax.

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Liquid electricit y, invisible fields and maximum speed 41 ceiling thin wire metal rod electric current F I G U R E 18 Current makes a metal rod rotate. Which currents flow inside magnets? Ref. 21 * Wander Johannes de Haas (1878–1960), Dutch physicist. De Haas is best known for two additional magneto-electric effects named after him, the Shubnikov–de Haas effect (the strong increase of the magnetic resistance of bismuth at low temperatures and high magnetic fields) and the de Haas–van Alphen effect (the diamagnetic susceptibility of bismuth at low temperatures is a periodic function of the magnetic field).

They can remember it and use it for navigation. In fact, migrating birds like the sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) seem to have two ways to sense magnetic fields. The small mangetite crystals in the skin above the beak provide a magnetic map that us used for local navigation. In addition, migrating birds have an inclination compass that tell them the angle between the magnetic field lines and the vertical. This system is based on magnetically sensitive protein molecules, socalled cryptochromes.

This is due the coincidence between the electromagnetic field frequency emitted by thunderclouds – around 100 kHz – and the resonant frequency of nerve cell membranes. The water content of the human body also means that the electric fields in air that are found in nature are rarely dangerous to humans. But whenever humans consciously sense electric fields, such as when high voltage makes their hair stand on end, the situation is potentially dangerous. The high impedance of air also means that, in the case of time-varying electromagnetic fields, humans are much more prone to be affected by the magnetic component than by the electric component.

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