All science amateurs need this CD. It takes hundreds of pounds of
Scientific American magazine and concentrates the good stuff onto a single
CD with 2,100 pages of illustrated science projects. Carbon dioxide
lasers, satellite receivers, and all the rest, see index.
(It was a great deal at $89, but now the price down to $26!)
2000 Tinkers Guild, pp2100 on CD
ZAP SCIENCE: A Scientific Playground in a Book
by John Cassidy, Paul Doherty,& Pat Murphy
This is the book I wanted when *I* was 10 (if it had been published back
in those ancient times.) All sorts of cool stuff to do, includes a "zap
tube", 3D glasses, moire disks, polaroid plastic, stink patch, & more.
The ultimate "static" electricity experiments book, by the Grand Old Man
of electrostatics. Dr. Moore gives away all his teaching and
demonstration ideas! Includes plans for numerous generators and devices,
including the Dirod, the high-speed Wimshurst-like generator.
ELECTROSTATICS has long been out of print. Get one at any cost and see
what you've been missing. If you already know about Moore's book, then
here finally is the solution to all those library fines and the guilt that
builds up when you keep borrowing the same library book over and over. In
low-cost paperback form, even! 1997 paperback pp243
PROCEDURES IN EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS, by John Strong
Plans for a high-speed sectorless Wimshurst
Electrostatic Generator. This is a must-have book for all electrical
experimenters, since Mr. Ford gives loads info about interesting and
little-studied areas of electrostatics where amateurs stand to make
pp223 1995 paperback
I can't top this review: "At long last, a worthy successor to
G?el, Escher, Bach, updated, twisted,
and put through a Monty Python filter." Figments intertwines
philosophy, humor, nonlinear dynamics, humor, psychology, and fluffy
yellow aliens who are deciding whether Humankind is a threat worthy of
vaporization. 1999, ppbk, 339pp
If you've encountered "memes" before, you'll definitely enjoy this one.
Memes are information infections; ideas with a life of their own.
The Self as a mental virus, human consciousness as a meme infection!?
1999, hdcvr, 272pp
Passionate Minds: The Inner Life of Scientists
by Alison Richards, Lewis Wolpert
What is Science? Check out this large, excellent collection of interviews
with contemporary scientists. A must-read book for students, future
scientists, and anyone wanting good insights into what science is really
all about. 1998, hardcover, 240pp
SEEING THE LIGHT : Optics in Nature, Photography, Color Vision and Holography
by Deiter R. Brill, David G. Stork, David Falk
An amazing compendium. All of optical science. Heavy on the non-math
conceptual/qualitative side. It's a college textbook, but with occasional
stories and bits of twisted humor. Pricey, but worth it. If you want to
teach yourself optics from scratch, this it the book for you.
1985 hardcover, 480pp
A big fat book of hundreds and hundreds of classroom
science demonstrations in chem, physics, etc. Also the author's detailed
introduction on philosophy of Enthusiasm and attitude in science teaching.
Every science teacher should have one of these! 1981 paperback pp450
Produced by The Science Club, this video was made for parents
who've always wanted to get their kids involved with science experiments
at home. It's a
collection of fun activities, but it's also full of tips for making
science enjoyable both for kids and adults. It supplies lots of
ideas for children's
further research and teaches some science principles, but even more
important, it's filled with an attitude of the joyful curiosity which is
the real reason that people take up science in the first place. ...a good
cure for Science Project Anxiety. "Stop
dreading science questions and start enjoying the discovery of answers."
(Help others find out about this tape: buy a copy for your local library)
1 hour,1997, Spanish version too (call 1-800-391-6939)
Lust for Life Ellis/Robertson
Graphic-novel compendium of "Transmetropolitan" series.
Intellectual, savagely critical, hilarious, intense. Spider Jerusalem is
a 'newspaper' reporter fifty years in the future. SF and social
commentary and blistering truth-telling.
A big compendium of famous hoaxes and practical jokes, interviews,
V. Vale (ed.) RE-Search volume #11, pp240 1996 $19.99