BALL LIGHTNING BOOKS 1996 Bill Beaty
BALL LIGHTNING AND BEAD LIGHTNING:
Extreme Forms of Atmospheric Electricity
by James D. Barry, 1980
pp298 hdcvrPlenum Press, New York $85
BL from the perspective of a research professional. Touches on various
theories, then concentrates on known physical aspects and experimental
production of BL. Various short-duration BLs produced artifically.
Debunks BL photos made from timelapse of AC-powered streetlights.
Great for serious research, contains a huge bibliography.
SCIENCE OF BALL LIGHTNING : Tokyo, Japan, 4-6 July 1988 (Fire Ball)
1988 Waseda Univ. Y.H.Ohtsuki, (ed)
International Symposium on Ball Lightning
Pub: World Scientific, 1989, Teaneck, NJ
A collection of papers from a recent international research symposium.
I was particularly fascinated by the large number of videotapes of BL
made by the public in Japan, where camcorders are apparently more common
than in the US.
THE NATURE OF BALL LIGHTNING
by Stanley Singer, 1971
Pub: Plenum Press
THE TAMING OF THE THUNDERBOLTS:
the science and superstition of Ball Lightning
By C. Maxwell Cade & Delphine Davis 1969
Pub: Abelard-Schuman, NY
Analyzes anecdotal evidence. Contains a
fair-sized collection of eyewitness accounts.
Only a couple of photos.
BALL LIGHTNING: AN INTRODUCTION