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Titles

THE AMATEUR SCIENTIST magazine column, C. L. Stong, Scientific American (magazine) SAS Index of SciAm Amateur Science column (huge and wonderful resource!)

INVITATIONS TO SCIENCE INQUIRY by Tik Liem, 1981. A big fat book of hundreds and hundreds of classroom science demonstrations in chem, physics, etc. Detailed author's introduction on philosophy of Enthusiasm and attitude in science teaching. ISBN:0-536-05768-0, Science Inquiry Enterprises, 505 W Madison Ave #12, ElCajon, CA 92020

PROCEDURES IN EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS, by J. Strong The classic book for the advanced amateur. Get one at any cost! Avail. from LINDSAY PUBLICATIONS

THE ART OF SCIENCE:The Art of Science : A Practical Guide to Experiments, Observations, and Handling Data, J. Carr

MAGNETIC MEASUREMENTS, with info on building all sorts of magnetometers and instrumentation. From Magnetic Research, $20.00

BUILDING SCIENTIFIC APPARATUS: A Practical Guide to Design and Construction by Moore, Davis, and Greer Mechanical design, working with glass, vacuum techniques, designing and building electronic equipment. Adds to Strong's "Procedures.." above. Avail. from LINDSAY PUBLICATIONS

BUILDING YOUR OWN HOME SCIENCE LAB An old classic, great for highschool level.

STRING AND STICKY TAPE EXPERIMENTS by Ronald Edge, AAPT, 1981. From Publications Dept., 5112 Berwyn Rd. College Park, MD 20740. Large collection of physics demos and experiments with no exotic materials or equipment needed.

CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS (Sixth Edition), Paul Hewitt, Scott, Foresman, 1987. The best physics textbook I know. Entirely non-math, heavily illustrated with photos and the author's cartoons. I push this one on friends who are interested in physics but don't know where to start.

SEEING THE LIGHT by David Falk, Dieter Brill, and David Stork, John Wiley, 1986. An amazing compendium of all of optical science. Heavy on the conceptual/qualitative side, with occasional stories and bits of twisted humor. If you want to teach yourself optics from scratch, this book you must have.

THE FLYING CIRCUS OF PHYSICS WITH ANSWERS by Jearl Walker, John Wiley, 1977

THINKING PHYSICS by Lewis Carroll Epstein, Insight Press, 1986 Illustrated multiple-choice conceptual physics problems related to the real world - with solutions. This is one of those "secret books" recommended by the student grapevine...

TURNING THE WORLD INSIDE-OUT by Robert Ehrlich, Princeton University Press, 1990

PHYSICS BOOKLIST from Sci.Physics FAQ

Kids Books, Dewey Decimal 507


Have you discovered BACK ISSUES OF SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN? This magazine has had the Amateur Scientist column since about 1950, and it's loaded with all kinds of incredible project descriptions. A sample: electron microscope, 1/2 Megavolt particle accelerator, antibubble machine, CO2 high wattage laser, satellite image receiver, much more. Here's the index, provided by the SAS:

[SAS Logo]SAS Index of Sci Am Amateur Science column (excellent!)

NEWS FLASH: Dr. Shawn Carlson, founder and head of the Society for Amateur Scientists, is taking over SciAm's AMATEUR SCIENTIST column beginning in October. And the SAS Website is being completely overhauled in preparation!

ELECTROSTATICS BOOKS

ELECTROSTATIC MOTORS, by Dr. Oleg Jefimenko
Order from:  Electret Scientific Co.
             PO Box 4132
             Star City, W. VA  26505

ELECTROSTATICS, by A.D. Moore
By the grand old man of electrostatics.  Great
book, has the Di-Rod generator construction project.
Find it in libraries.

Article: ELECTROSTATIC MOTORS YOU CAN BUILD
(by Dr. Jefimenko)
Popular Science magazine, April 1971, May 1971

ELECTROSTATICS HANDBOOK, by Charles Green
Howard W. Sams Co., 1973, #21023
ISBN: 0-672-21023-1
Numerous projects, including Kelvin Thunderstorm,
VandeGraaff, e-motors.

NATURE'S ELECTRICITY, by Charles K. Adams
1987, Tab Books Inc.
ISBN: 0-8306-2769-3(pbk.)

STATIC ELECTRICITY, by J. H. Pepper
1889, J. B. Lippincott
Reprinted by Lindsay Publications

DESCHANEL'S STATIC ELECTRICTY, by A. Privat Deschanel
1884 D. Appleton Co.
Reprinted by Lindsay Publications


Some electrostatics books available from International Tesla Society,
PO Box 5636, Colorado Springs, CO 80931, 719-475-0918:

 -  THE DESIGN & CONST. OF VANDEGRAAFF ELECTROSTATIC GENERATORS by K. Scott
 -  FUNDAMENTALS OF APPLIED ELECTROSTATICS by J. M. Crowley
 -  HOMEMADE LIGHTNING by R.A. Ford (has Wimshurst plans)
 -  SECRETS OF BUILDING ELECTROSTATIC LIGHTNING BOLT GENERATORS by W. Noon
    (Wimshurst machine)
 -  THE INFLUENCE MACHINE, HOW TO MAKE IT, HOW TO USE IT, by J. Wimshurst
     several others...

PUBLISHERS


Tab Books                      They carry several books on kid's science
Blue Ridge Summit, PA  17214   experiments.

LINDSAY PUBLICATIONS Inc.      Incredible catalog of books on obscure
P.O. Box 538                   science and mechanic techniques, "obsolete"
Bradley, IL 60915-0538         technology, Tesla, Stong's books, casting,
                               fireworks, embalming, soda pop, etc.  Get
                               off your butt and get on their mailing list!

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