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Author    Munn, Orson D.

Title   Scientific American January 1933 Volume 148 Number 1


Condition   Good

   First Edition

Size   4to - over 9" - 12" tall

Publisher   New York Scientific American Publishing Company 1933

Seller ID   35507792

Features: Mount Rushmore - Mountain sculpture - it was necessary to develop a new method of removing stone in cutting Stone Mountain and Mount Rushmore Memorials; Fast rail car on pneumatic tires - first pneumatic-tired, diesel-electric car of light weight and high speed goes into service in this country; Editorials - rehabilitiation necessary - planetary vibrations - progress; Delicate instruments tame wild airplanes - airplane characteristics are determined by instruments which measure stresses on models in wind tunnel gales; The new wave atom, elusive and mysterious - "a pleasing peep into a thing which, admittedly, only the mathematician can hope to bring into clear focus; Concrete that withstands the sea - new method of impregnating concrete with asphalt makes the concrete resistant to corrosion of sea water and chemicals; The amazing process of vision - an intensely interesting discussion of the infinite superiority of the eye over any lens that man can make; The disappearance of the red man's culture - the war paint and regalia of the Indian now belong only to the circus; Fiddling on aluminum - musicians said it couldn't be made, but the aluminum violin is an accomplished fact; The snow surveyor of the sierras - expected run-off during summer to city water reservoirs is surveyed in winter in the mountains; Invention - a coming profession - invention has come of age and is ready to be included in the curricula of schools; The Kukulograph (later marketed as "Spirograph") - the "Circle-circle-writer" with which intricate designs in loops and whorls may be made; Leather power-belts regain favor - improvements in leather belt making portend a reversion to group drive instead of the present individual drive; Science aids canners - new process of removing oxygen from foods before sealing in cans prevents oxidation that causes spoilage; Natural gas greets a substitute - newly developed gas manufactured from diesel oil may be used to replace natural gas in an emergency; Toothpaste facts and fancies - merits lie principally in imagination of ad writers, say chemists. Unmarked. Average wear.

Features:    Mount  Rushmore  -  Mountain  Sculpture  -  It  Was  Necessary  To  Develop  A  New  Method  Of  Removing  Stone  In  Cutting  Stone  Mountain  And  Mount  Rushmore  Memorials;  Fast  Rail  Car  On  Pneumatic  Tires  -  First  Pneumatic-tored,  Diesel-electric  Car  Of  Light  Weight  And  High  Speed  Goes  Into  Service  In  This  Country;  Editorials  -  Rehabilitiation  Necessary  -  Planetary  Vibrations  -  Progress;  Delicate  Instruments  Tame  Wild  Airplanes  -  Airplane  Characteristics  Are  Determined  By  Instruments  Which  Measure  Stresses  On  Models  In  Wind  Tunnel  Gales;  The  New  Wave  Atom,  Elusive  And  Mysterious  -  "a  Pleasing  Peep  Into  A  Thing  Which,  Admittedly,  Only  The  Mathematician  Can  Hope  To  Bring  Into  Clear  Focus;  Concrete  That  Withstands  The  Sea  -  New  Method  Of  Impregnating  Concrete  With  Asphalt  Makes  The  Concrete  Resistant  To  Corrosion  Of  Sea  Water  And  Chemicals;  The  Amazing  Process  Of  Vision  -  An  Intensely  Interesting  Discussion  Of  The  Infinite  Superiority  Of  The  Eye  Over  Any  Lens  That  Man  Can  Make;  The  Disappearance  Of  The  Red  Man's  Culture  -  The  War  Paint  And  Regalia  Of  The  Indian  Now  Belong  Only  To  The  Circus;  Fiddling  On  Aluminum  -  Musicians  Said  It  Couldn't  Be  Made,  But  The  Aluminum  Violin  Is  An  Accomplished  Fact;  The  Snow  Surveyor  Of  The  Sierras  -  Expected  Run-off  During  Summer  To  City  Water  Reservoirs  Is  Surveyed  In  Winter  In  The  Mountains;  Invention  -  A  Coming  Profession  -  Invention  Has  Come  Of  Age  And  Is  Ready  To  Be  Included  In  The  Curricula  Of  Schools;  The  Kukulograph  (later  Marketed  As  "Spirograph")  -  The  "Circle-circle-writer"  With  Which  Intricate  Designs  In  Loops  And  Whorls  May  Be  Made;  Leather  Power-belts  Regain  Favor  -  Improvements  In  Leather  Belt  Making  Portend  A  Reversion  To  Group  Drive  Instead  Of  The  Present  Individual  Drive;  Science  Aids  Canners  -  New  Process  Of  Removing  Oxygen  From  Foods  Before  Sealing  In  Cans  Prevents  Oxidation  That  Causes  Spoilage;  Natural  Gas  Greets  A  Substitute  -  Newly  Developed  Gas  Manufactured  From  Diesel  Oil  May  Be  Used  To  Replace  Natural  Gas  In  An  Emergency;  Toothpaste  Facts  And  Fancies  -  Merits  Lie  Principally  In  Imagination  Of  Ad  Writers,  Say  Chemists.    Unmarked.    Average  Wear. 

Price = 199.95 USD

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