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P. I. John, Plasma Sciences and the Creation of Wealth, Tata-McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 2005.
Yaffa & Shalom Eliezer, The Fourth State of Matter, Hilger, Bristol, 1989 (2nd edition, 2001).
John W. Freeman, Storms in Space, Cambridge, 2001.
Kenneth R. Lang, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Sun, Cambridge Press, 2001.

Hans Wilhelmsson, Fusion: A Voyage Through the Plasma Universe, IOP, 1999.

Steven T. Suess and Bruce T. Tsurutani, From the Sun: Auroras, Magnetic Storms, Solar Flares, Cosmic Rays, American Geophysical Union, 1998.
T. Kenneth Fowler, The Fusion Quest, Johns Hopkins Press, 1997.
Kenneth R. Lang, Sun, Earth and Sky, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1995, 1997.
Gareth Wynn-Williams, The Fullness of Space, Cambridge, 1992.
Paul D. Thompson, Gases & Plasmas, Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1966 (out of print)


Plasma Science: Basic Physics of the Local Cosmos, National Academy Press, Washington D.C., 2004.
A. A. Harms et al., Principles of Fusion Energy, World Scientific, 2000.
R. Hazeltine and F. Waelbroeck, The Framework of Plasma Physics, Perseus Books, 1998.
Plasma Science: From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications, National Academy Press, Washington D.C., 1995.
R. J. Goldston and P. H. Rutherford, Introduction to Plasma Physics, IOP, 1995.
Richard Dendy, Plasma Physics, Cambridge, 1993, 1995.
Francis Chen, Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Plenum Press, 1974, 1988.

Basic Plasma Physics

Nonequilibrium Phenomena in Plasmas, A. Surjalal Sharma and Predhiman Kaw, eds., Springer, 2005.
Takashi Fujimoto, Plasma Spectroscopy, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2004.
J. Goedbloed and S. Poedts, Principles of Magnetohydrodynamics: With Applications to Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas, Cambridge, 2004.
T. Tajima, Computational Plasma Physics with Applications to Fusion and Astrophysics, Westview Press, 2004.
William Kruer, The Physics of Laser Plasma Interactions, Westview Press, 2003.
Y. Elskens and D. Escande, Microscopic Dynamics of Plasmas and Chaos, IOP, 2002.
Per Helander and Dieter J. Sigmar, Collisional Transport in Magnetized Plasmas, Cambridge, 2002.
Paul Gibbon, Short Pulse Laser Interactions with Matter, Imperial College Press, 2000.
R. Davidson, The Physics of Nonneutral Plasmas, Imperial College Press, 2001.
V. A. Rozhansky and L. D. Tsendin, Transport Phenomena in Partially Ionized Plasma, Taylor & Francis Group, London, 2001.
H. Wilhelmsson and E. Lazzaro, Reaction-Diffusion in the Physics of Hot Plasmas, IOP, 2000.
J. T. Mendonca, Theory of Photon Acceleration, IOP, 2000.
Paul Gibbon, Short Pulse Laser Interactions with Matter, Imperial College Press, 2000.
J. Weiland, Collective Modes in Inhomogeneous Plasmas, IOP, 1999.

S. S. Moiseev, V. Oraevsky, and V. Pungin, Non-Linear Instabilities in Plasmas and Hydrodynamics, IOP Press, 1999.
Vladimir Fortov and Igor Iakubov, The Physics of Non-Ideal Plasma, Imperial College Press, 1999.
Plasma Chemistry, L. S. Polak and Yu A. Lebedev, eds., Cambridge, 1999.
V. V. Antsiferov and G. I. Smirnov, Coherent Radiation Processes in Plasmas, Cambridge, 1999.
M. Brambilla, Kinetic Theory of Plasma Waves: Homogeneous Plasmas, Oxford, 1998.
Hans R.Griem, Principles of Plasma Spectroscopy,Cambridge, 1997.
W. Horton and Y-H Ichikawa, Chaos and Structures in Nonlinear Plasmas, World Scientific, 1996.
The Physics of Dusty Plasmas
, P. Shukla, D. Mendis & V. Chow, editors, World Scientific, 1996.
Toshiro Ohnuma, Radiation Phenomena in Plasmas, World Scientific, 1996.
C. S. Liu and V. K. Tripathi, Interaction of Electromagnetic Waves with Electron Beams and Plasmas, World Scientific, 1995
E. A. Oks, Plasma Spectroscopy, Springer-Verlag, 1995.
W. Lochte-Holtgreven, Plasma Diagnostics, North-Holland, 1968, APS 1995.
Dusty and Dirty Plasmas, Noise, and Chaos in Space and in the Laboratory, H. Kikuchi, editor, Plenum Press, NY, 1995.
Sanborn C. Brown, Basic data of plasma physics, AIP Press, 1994.
V. Shevelko and L. Vainshtein, Atomic Physics for Hot Plasmas, Oxford, 1993.
Setsuo Ichimaru, Statistical Plasma Physics, Vol. 1. Basic Principles, Vol. 2. Condensed Plasmas, Perseus Books, 1992, 1994.
Thomas Stix, Waves in Plasmas, AIP Press, 1992.
Nonlinear and Relativistic Effects in Plasmas, V. Stefan, ed., AIP, 1992.
A. Mikhailovskii, Electromagnetic Instabililties in an Inhomogeneous Plasma, IOP, 1992.
R. A. Cairns, Radiofrequency Heating of Plasmas, IOP, 1991.
Ronald Davidson, An Introduction to the Physics of Nonneutral Plasma, Addison-Wesley, 1990.
W. Manheimer and C. Lashmore-Davies, MHD and Microinstabilities in Confined Plasmas, IOP, 1989.
R. C. Cross, An Introduction to Alfven Waves, Hilger, Bristol, 1988.
A. Galeev and R. Sudan, Basic Plasma Physics, North-Holland, 1989
   (selections from Handbook of Plasma Physics, Vol. 1 & 2, 1983, 1984)
J. P. Freidberg, Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics, Plenum Pr., NY, 1987.
Plasma Waves and Instabilities, C. L. Grabbe, ed., American Assoc. of Physics Teachers, 1986.
Dwight Nicholson, Introduction to Plasma Theory, Wiley, 1983.
E. Lifshitz and L. Pitaevskii, Physical Kinetics: Volume 10, Elsevier, 1981.
N. Krall and A. Trivelpiece, Principles of Plasma Physics, McGraw-Hill, 1973.

Fusion Plasmas

Jeffrey Freidberg, Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007.
Plasma Physics: Confinement, Transport and Collective Effects,
A. Dinklage et al., eds., Springer-Verlag, 2005.
G. McCracken and P. Stott, Fusion: The Energy of the Universe, Elsevier, 2005.

J. Wesson, Tokomaks, 3rd ed., Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
C. Braams and P. Stott, Nuclear Fusion: Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion, IOP Press, 2002.
R. Davidson and H. Qin, Physics of Intense Charged Particle Beams in High Energy Accelerators, Imperial College Press, 2001.
P. C. Stangeby, The Plasma Boundary of Magnetic Fusion Devices, IOP Press, 2000.
Paul M. Bellan, Spheromaks, Imperial College Press, 2000.
M. Liberman, J. Degroot, A. Toor, and L. Spielman, Physics of High-Density Z-Pinch Plasmas, Springer, 1999.
M. Wakatani, Stellerator and Heliotron Devices, Oxford Univ. Press, 1998.
J. Lindl, Inertial Confinement Fusion, Springer, 1998.
A. B. Mikahilovskii, Instabilities in a Confined Plasma, IOP, 1998.
Laser Plasma Interactions 5: Inertial Confinement Fusion, M. Hooper, ed., IOP, 1996.
Physics of High Energy Particles in Toroidal Systems, T. Tajima and M. Okamoto, eds., AIP Press, 1994.
M. N. Rosenbluth, New Ideas in Tokamak Confinement, Springer, 1994.
B. Kadomtsev and I. Kurchatov, Tokamak Plasma: A Complex Physics System, IOP, 1993.
M. Nezlin and I. Kurchatov, Physics of Intense Beams in Plasmas, IOP, 1993.
H. L. Berk, Fusion, Magnetic Confinement, in Encyclopedia of Applied Physics, Vol. 6, pp. 575-607, VCH Publishers, Inc., 1993.
Richard D. Hazeltine and James D. Meiss, Plasma Confinement, Perseus Books, 1992.

High-frequency Plasma Heating, ed. A. Litvak, AIP, 1992.
K. Nishikawa, and M. Wakatani, Plasma Physics: Basic Theory with Fusion Applications, Springer-Verlag, 1990.
Kenro Miyamoto, Plasma Physics for Nuclear Fusion, MIT Press, 1980, 1989.
J. Reece Roth, Introduction to Fusion Energy, Lincoln Rembrandt, Charlottesville, 1986.
Weston Stacey, Fusion: An Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Magnetic Confinement Fusion, Wiley, 1984.

Space Plasmas

Heliophysics: Plasma physics of the Local Cosmos, C. Schrijver and G. Siscoe, eds., Cambridge, 2009.
The Mars Plasma Environment, C. T. Russell, ed., Springer, 2007.
Cosmic Magnetic Fields,
R. Wielebinski and R. Beck, eds., Springer-Verlag, 2005.
Wolfgang Kundt, Astrophysics: A New Approach, Springer-Verlag, 2005.

D. A. Gurnett and A. Bhattacharjee, Introduction to Plasma Physics with Space and Laboratory Applications, Cambridge, 2005.
James Lequeux, The Interstellar Medium, Springer-Verlag, 2005.
A. C. Das, Space Plasma Physics: An Introduction, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 2004.
Gunther Rudiger and Rainer Hollerbach, The Magnetic Universe: Geophysical and Astrophysical Dynamo Theory , Wiley-VCH, 2004.
Gerd W. Prolss, Physics of the Earth's Space Environment, Springer-Verlag, 2004.
Solar and Space Weather Radiophysics, Astrophysics and Space Science Library, Vol. 314, Dale Gary and C. Keller, eds., Kluwer, 2004.
J. Goedbloed and S. Poedts, Principles of Magnetohydrodynamics: With Applications to Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas, Cambridge, 2004.
M-B Kallenrode, Space Physics: An Intro to Plasmas and Particles in the Heliosphere and Magnetospheres, Springer-Verlag, 2001, 2004.
Toshi Tajima, Computational Plasma Physics: With Applications to Fusion & Astrophysics, Perseus, 2004.
Markus Aschwanden, Physics of the Solar Corona, Springer-Verlag, 2004.

Exploration of the Outer Heliosphere and the Local Interstellar Medium, NAS/NRC, National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 2004.
Space Plasma Simulation, Jorg Buchner et al., eds.,Springer-Verlag, 2003
Alan C. Tribble, The Space Environment: Implications for Spacecraft Design, Princeton, 2003.
Arnoldo O. Benz, Plasma Astrophysics: Kinetic Processes in Solar and Stellar Coronae, Kluwer Academic Publ., 2002.
Syun-Ichi Akasofu, Exploring the Secrets of the Aurora, Kluwer Academic Publ., 2002.
Arnold Hanslmeier, The Sun and Space Weather, Kluwer Academic Publ., 2002.
H. Kikuchi, Electrodynamics in Dusty and Dirty Plasmas - Gravito-Electrodynamics and EHD, Kluwer, 2001.
Space Weather, Paul Song, Howard J. Singer, and George L. Siscoe, eds., Geophys. Mono. 125, American Geophysical Union, 2001.
Plasma Astrophysics, B. Coppi et al, eds.Vol. 142, Int'l School of Physics Enrico Fermi, 2000.
E. Priest and T. Forbes, Magnetic Reconnection: MHD Theory and Applications, Cambridge, 2000.
F. Verheest, Waves in Dusty Space Plasmas, Kluwer, 2000.
A. Choudhuri, The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas: An Intro for Astrophysicists, Cambridge, 1999.
Jorg Buchner, Plasma Astrophysics and Space Physics, Kluwer Academic Publ., 1999.
Vinod Krishan, Astrophysical Plasmas and Fluids, Kluwer Academic Publ., 1999.
Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas,
M. R. Brown, R. C. Canfield, A. A. Pevtsov, eds., Geophys. Mono. 111, American Geophysical Union, 1999.
Sun-Earth Plasma Connections,
J. L. Burch, R. Carovillano, S. Antiochos, ed., Geophys. Mono. 109, American Geophysical Union, 1999.
Measurement Techniques in Space Plasmas, Particles, ...Fields, R. F. Pfaff, J. Borovsky, D. Young, eds., Geophys. Mono. volumes 102, 103, American Geophysical Union, 1998.
D. Bryant, Electron Acceleration in the Aurora and Beyond, IOP, 1998.
M.-B. Kallenrode, Space Physics: Plasmas and particles in the Heliosphere and Magnetosheres, Springer, 1998.
T. Tajima and K. Shibata, Plasma Astrophysics, Addison-Wesley, 1997.
R. A. Treumann and W. Baumjohann, Advanced Space Plasma Physics, World Scientific, 1997.
J. F. Lemaire, D. Heynderickx, and D. N. Baker, eds., Radiation Belts: Models and Standards, Geophys. Mono. 97, American Geophysical Union, 1996.
W. Baumjohann and R. A. Treumann, Basic Space Plasma Physics, World Scientific, 1996.
V. V. Zheleznyakov, Radiation in Astrophysical Plasmas, Kluwer Academic Publ., Dordrecht, 1996.
The Physics of Dusty Plasmas, P. Shukla, D. Mendis and V. Chow, eds., World Scientific, 1996.
Plasma Astrophysics and Cosmology, Anthony L. Peratt, ed., Kluwer, 1995.
Margaret Kivelson and Chris Russell, Introduction to Space Physics, Cambridge, 1995.
J. Buchner, Physics of Space Plasmas, MIT Press, 1995.
Charles F. Kennel, Convection and Substorms, Oxford Univ. Press, 1995.
Leonard F. Burlaga, Interplanetary Magnetohydrodynamics, Oxford Press, 1995.
P. Sturrock, Plasma Physics: An Intro to the Theory of Astrophysical, Geophysical, and Laboratory Plasmas, Cambridge, 2004.
J. G. Kirk, D. B. Melrose, and E. R. Priest, Plasma Astrophysics, Springer-Verlag, 1994.
Sergei Sazhin, Whistler-mode Waves in a Hot Plasma, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1993.
S. Peter Gary, Theory of Space Plasma Microinstabilities, Cambridge, 1993.
Anthony Peratt, Physics of the Plasma Universe, Springer-Verlag, 1992.
George Parks, Physics of Space Plasmas, Addison-Wesley, 1991.
Modeling Magnetospheric Plasma Processes, G. Wilson, ed., American Geophysical Union, 1991.
F. Curtis Michel, Theory of Neutron Star Magnetospheres, U. Chicago, 1991.
Numerical Simulation of Space Plasmas, B. Lembege and J. Eastwood, eds., North-Holland, 1988.
Donald Melrose, Instabilities in Space and Laboratory Plasmas, Cambridge, 1986.
Eric Priest, Solar Magnetohydrodynamics, Reidel, 1985.

Plasma Technology

Plasma Technology for Textiles, R. Shishoo, ed., Woodhead Publ., Cambridge, 2007.
The Physics and Technology of Ion Sources,
Ian Brown, ed., Wiley, 2004.
A. Fridman and L. Kennedy, Plasma Physics and Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 2004.
Emerging Applications of Vacuum-ARC-Produced Plasma, Ion, and Electron Beams, E. Oks and I. Brown, eds, Kluwer, 2003.
Bundesministerium fur Bildung und Forschung, Plasma Technology, BMBF (, Germany, 2001 (in German and English -
J. Reece Roth, Industrial Plasma Engineering, Vol. 2 - Applications, IOP, 2001.
E. Bazelyan and Y. Raizer,
Lightning Physics and Lightning Protection, IOP, 2000.
K. Muraoka and M. Maeda,
Laser Aided Diagnostics of Gases and Plasmas, IOP, 2000.
Yu. M. Aliev, H. Schluter, and A. Shivarova, Guided-Wave-Produced Plasmas, Springer, 2000.
W. N. G. Hitchon, Plasma Processes for Semiconductor Fabrication, Cambridge, 1999.
Dusty Plasmas: Physics, Chemistry and Technological Impacts in Plasma Processing, Andre Bouchoule, ed., Zukov and O. Solonenko, eds., Lavoisier, 1999.

Thermal Plasmas and New Materials Technology, vol 1&2, M. Zukov and O. Solonenko, eds., Cambridge, 1999.
H. Zhang, Ion Sources, AIP, 1999.
M. Sugawara, Plasma Etching: Fundamentals and Applications, Oxford, 1998.
Microlithography: Science and Technology, J. R. Sheats and B. W. Smith, eds., Marcel Dekker, NY, 1998.

I. C. E. Turcu and J. B. Dance, X-Rays from Laser Plasmas, Wiley, 1998.
Generation and Application of High Power Microwaves, R. Cairns and A. Phelps, eds., IOP, 1997.
Environmental Aspects in Plasma Science, Sugiyama, L., T. Stix, and W. Mannheimer, eds., AIP Press, 1997.
Y. P. Raizer and J. E. Allen, Gas Discharge Physics, AIP, 1997.
Plasma Science and the Environment, W. Manheimer, L. Sugiyama, and T. Stix, eds., AIP, 1996.
R. Geller, Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Sources and ECR Plasmas, IOP, 1996.
Dynamics of Transport in Plasmas and Charged Beams, G. Maino and M. Ottaviani, eds., World Scientific, 1996.
12th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, J. V. Heberlein, D. W. Ernie, and J. T. Roberts, Int'l Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Univ. of Minnesota Pr., Minneapolis, Aug., 1995. Rimini, E., Ion Implantation: Basics to Device Fabrication, Kluwer Academic Publishing, Boston,1995.
Stephen O. Dean and N. Poltoratskaya, "Applications of Fusion and Plasma Device Technologies," in Plasma Devices and Operations, Vol. 4, 1995.
J. Reece Roth, Industrial Plasma Engineering, Vol. 1 - Principles, IOP, 1995.
Michael Lieberman and Allan Lichtenberg, Principles of Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing, Wiley & Sons, 1994.
Alfred Grill, Cold Plasma in Materials Fabrication, IEEE Press, 1994.
J. C. Miller, Laser Ablation, Springer-Verlag,1994.
Plasma Spraying: Theory and Applications, ed. R. Suryanarayanan, World Scientific, 1993.
Non-thermal Plasma Techniques for Pollution Control, B. M. Penetrante and S. E. Schulteis, eds., NATO-ASI Series G, Vol. 34, Parts A and B, 1993.
Plasma Technology: Fundamentals and Applications, eds. M. Capitelli and C. Gorse, Plenum Press, 1992.
Dry Etching for VLSI, eds. A. J. van Roosmalen, J. A. G. Baggerman, S.J.H. Brader, Plenum Press, NY, 1991.
Handbook of Plasma Processing Technology, eds. S. Rossnagel, J. Cuomo, and W. Westwood, Noyes Publications, 1990.
Plasma Polymerization and Plasma Interactions with Polymeric Materials, ed. H. Yasuda, Wiley & Sons, 1990.
Plasma Diagnostics, eds. O. Auciello and D. Flamm, Academic Press, 1989.
Plasma Etching, eds. D. Manos and D. Flamm, Academic Press, 1989.
A. Chambers, R. Fitch, Walmley, S. Coldfield, and B. Halliday, Basic Vacuum Technology, IOP Publ., 1989.
Russ Morgan, Plasma Etching in Semiconductor Fabrication, Elsevier, 1985.
Plasma Diagnostic Techniques, eds. R. Hudlestone and S. Leonard, Academic Press, 1978. Techniques and Applications of Plasma Chemistry, eds. J. Hollahan and A. Bell, Wiley & Sons, 1974.

Computational Plasma Physics

T. Tajima, Computational Plasma Physics: With Applications to Fusion and Astrophysics, Addison Wesley, 1989.
C. K. Birdsall, and A. B. Langdon, Plasma Physics via Computer Simulation, McGraw-Hill, 1985, 1991.
Hockney and Eastwood, Computer Simulation using Particles, Adam Hilger, 1988.

New and Special Sources

Plasma science materials from Russia and other FSU states
are a specialty of Cambridge International Science Publishing.

William Beaty's Nikola Tesla and Tesla Coil page
and resources on ball lightning

Vladimir Rokov and Martin Uman, Lightning Physics and Effects, Cambridge Press, 2003.

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