Homemade Lightning: Creative Experiments in Electricity

August 29, 2001|
Homemade Lightning:  Creative Experiments in Electricity by R. A. Ford
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One of the best books on electrostatics for the hobbyists, inventor, or experimenter is updated and expanded to include newly uncovered information on electrostatic generators and complete instructions for building various types, including Wimshurst and Van de Graaff generators. Throughout the book, the author provides hard-to-find information on electrical anomalies, which represent the frontier of electrostatic research.

Covering theory and presenting electroscope and other construction projects and experiments, this handbook also includes experiments with electrohorticulture, gravitation and electricity, cold light, and electric tornadoes. Homemade Lightning is both an excellent first book for the building electrical experimenter and a superb book for accomplished experimenters who haven''t spent much time with electrostatics.

R.A. Ford is an electrical experimenter and inventor specializing in turn-of-the-century electrostatic devices. An avid researcher, he developed his own electrostatic generator, which is detailed in the book. Ford also has served as a technical consultant to manufacturers of Wimshurst and Van de Graaff generators. For many years, he h...
Title:Homemade Lightning: Creative Experiments in ElectricityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9.2 X 7.5 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:9.2 X 7.5 X 0.8 inPublished:August 29, 2001Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071373233

ISBN - 13:9780071373234

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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