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VARIOUS ELECTROSTATICS BOOKS

W. Beaty, updated 5/2005

ELECTROSTATICS, by A.D. Moore
By the grand old man of electrostatics. Great book, has the Di-Rod generator construction project and lots of other projects. Unavailable for decades, it was FINALLY reprinted recently. Also see AD Moore VHS Video

Building Ligntning-bolt Generators by Walt Noon, Lindsay publications
Plans for building VandeGraaff and other generators

HOMEMADE LIGHTNING by R.A. Ford
Contains plans for a high-power Wimshurst style generator, and lots of things to use it for.

NATURE'S ELECTRICITY, by Charles K. Adams, 1986, McGraw-Hill
A beginners' guide to static electricity, piezoelectricity, and atmospheric electricity, with over 20 simple learn-by-doing experiments. ppbk, 160 pages

ELECTROSTATIC MOTORS Their history, types, and principles of operation,
by Dr. Oleg Jefimenko This is a must-have book for anyone interested in the subject, written by "Mr. Electrostatic Motor" himself. pp120, 10 chapters, 68 photos & illustrations.

Article: ELECTROSTATIC MOTORS YOU CAN BUILD (by Dr. Jefimenko)
Popular Science magazine, April 1971, May 1971
Dr. Jefimenko gives plans for various plexiglas and foil motors. He runs them from the clear-weather sky voltage, using a long wire and a balloon! Order these magazine backissues through the interlibrary loan program at your public library.

Article: ELECTROSTATIC MOTORS
Scientific American Magazine, THE AMATEUR SCIENTIST,
October 1974 (obtain back issues via interlibrary loan)
Sci. Am Index of THE AMATEUR SCIENTIST, from the SAS group (become a member!)

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

THE FLYING CIRCUS OF PHYSICS WITH ANSWERS, by Jearl Walker, 1977,
ISBN:0-471-02984-X
Sections 6.7 through 6.18 give a fairly short Q&A about static electricity, but a long, excellent bibliography of scientific papers is provided for further research.

Sparks and Shocks: Experiments from the Golden Age of Static Electricity
The Bakken Library and Museum. Dubuque, IA 100pp 1995

ALL ABOUT LIGHTNING, by Dr. Martin Uman
Excellent Question/Answer book by a professional lightning researcher.
Dispels myths, answers all the common questions.

THE RAMSDEN MACHINE: MAKE AN ELECTROSTATIC GENERATOR
The Bakken, 1993 pp16 $0.95

Contact and Frictional Electrification
W. R. Harper, Oxford University press (1967)

STATIC ELECTRICITY, by J. H. Pepper
1889, J. B. Lippincott
Reprints available from Lindsay Publications

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





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LINKS TO ELSEWHERE

  • Extensive Book Catalog from Electrostatic Applications Inc.

  • The Bakken Library MUSEUM STORE, electrostatics educational literature

    
    
    
    
    
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