James D. Livingston is a former physicist at GE and lecturer at MIT, and the author of Driving Force: The Natural Magic of Magnets.
Preface 1. A Magical Force Einstein and Me Paper Clips and Refrigerators James Bond and Jaws Hidden Magnets Facts about the Force 2. Romancing the Stones "A Perverse Willfulness" Loving Stones Inside the Loving Stones Romancing from Afar Looking for Lodestones A Magnetic Love Song 3. Magnus Magnes The Great Magnet Reading the Rocks Undercurrents Cosmic Currents Biocompasses 4. Supermagnets A New Science The Elements of Things Improving on Lodestones Better and Bitter Electromagnets Microthings and Megathings 5. Superconducting Magnets Amps, Volts, and Ohms The Big Chill Superconductors and Ohmless Electromagnets Big and Little Science The Woodstock of Physics 6. Inside Magnets and Superconductors In a Spin The Magnetic Domain Harder and Softer Hard Superconductors 7. Attractors, Movers, and Shakers Using the Force Attractors Movers Shakers, Woofers, and Tweeters 8. AC, RF TV, and EAS AC/DC Catching the Waves Catching the Crooks Improving on Iron 9. Thanks for the Memories Remembering Things Passed Bugs and Bits A Future in Films 10. Up with Magnets! Fighting Gravity with Levity Maglev Bearing Up Flying Trains 11. Magnets at War Hitler's Secret Weapon Hunting for Red October Magnetrons and Radar Calutrons and Little Boy 12. Magnets at Play Child's Play Magnets in Fiction Magnets of Magic Supersenses 13. Mesmerism and Magnetic Therapy Healing with Magnets Animal Magnetism Mineral Magnetism 14. Medicine and MRI Magnets in Medicine Personal Images Nuclear Magnets Magnetic Resonance The Imaging Technology Magnets for MRI 15. Biomagnetism Living Magnets The Magnetic Mind Killer Gauss? The Birds and Bees 16. Source of the Force Clark Kent and Superman Alice and the Red Queen Dave Barry and Virtual Effluvium 17. Pulling It Together Magical Mystery Tour Wonders of the World Sources and Suggested Readings Acknowledgments Index