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Author    Munn, Orson D.

Title   Scientific American November 1932 Volume 147 Number 5


Condition   Good


   First Edition

Size   4to - over 9" - 12" tall

Publisher   New York Scientific American Publishing Company 1932

Seller ID   35507794

Features: Announcement, with photos, that after seven years of research, the Caterpillar Tractor Company has applied the diesel engine successfully to the tractor. Contains fascinating two-page wide graphic which illustrates and describes business cycles and patent applications from 1840 to 1932 Articles: The transmission engineer's job - to design a n electrical transmission line, tie in a number of power stations, and solve the many attendant problems oftern requires years of work; Editorials - too old at 40? - airplane engine reliability - peace in radio - expensive babies; Gold from goldfish - goldfish, once imported, now raised in great numbers here; Star colors and star temperatures - the problems with which astrophysicists deal in determining the heat given off by flaming heavenly bodies; The business man takes wings - an account of an actual business trip around the country in which much time and money were saved; New light on Sasanian culture - culture of the peoples whose lands were the scene of the wars of Alexander the Great, as shown by recent archeological finds; Concrete bridge makes new record - George Westinghouse Bridge has America's longest concrete span; Is space curved? - some confusing concepts of the physicists cleared up by simple scissors work; Looking at stresses - complex stresses in structures directly vivible by new method; Big Springs - Some springs in this country flow great rivers of water; Why a watch keeps time - two years' time is often required to design a watch that will consistently keep accurate time; Gun recoil control - simple muzzle attachment reduces recoil of guns and prevents lift of the muzzle off the target; Endurance cut from the hillside - stone for modern buildings is cut in huge blocks by methods that have felt the touch of the machine age. Moderate to average wear.

Features:  Announcement,  With  Photos,  That  After  Seven  Years  Of  Research,  The  Caterpillar  Tractor  Company  Has  Applied  The  Diesel  Engine  Successfully  To  The  Tractor.    Contains  Fascinating  Two-page  Wide  Graphic  Which  Illustrates  And  Describes  Business  Cycles  And  Patent  Applications  From  1840  To  1932    Articles:  The  Transmission  Engineer's  Job  -  To  Design  A  N  Electrical  Transmission  Line,  Tie  In  A  Number  Of  Power  Stations,  And  Solve  The  Many  Attendant  Problems  Oftern  Requires  Years  Of  Work;  Editorials  -  Too  Old  At  40?  -  Airplane  Engine  Reliability  -  Peace  In  Radio  -  Expensive  Babies;  Gold  From  Goldfish  -  Goldfish,  Once  Imported,  Now  Raised  In    Great  Numbers  Here;  Star  Colors  And  Star  Temperatures  -  The  Problems  With  Which  Astrophysicists  Deal  In  Determining  The  Heat  Given  Off  By  Flaming  Heavenly  Bodies;  The  Business  Man  Takes  Wings  -  An  Account  Of  An  Actual  Business  Trip  Around  The  Country  In  Which  Much  Time  And  Money  Were  Saved;  New  Light  On  Sasanian  Culture  -  Culture  Of  The  Peoples  Whose  Lands  Were  The  Scene  Of  The  Wars  Of  Alexander  The  Great,  As  Shown  By  Recent  Archeological  Finds;  Concrete  Bridge  Makes  New  Record  -  George  Westinghouse  Bridge  Has  America's  Longest  Concrete  Span;  Is  Space  Curved?  -  Some  Confusing  Concepts  Of  The  Physicists  Cleared  Up  By  Simple  Scissors  Work;  Looking  At  Stresses  -  Complex  Stresses  In  Structures  Directly  Vivible  By  New  Method;  Big  Springs  -  Some  Springs  In  This  Country  Flow  Great  Rivers  Of  Water;  Why  A  Watch  Keeps  Time  -  Two  Years'  Time  Is  Often  Required  To  Design  A  Watch  That  Will  Consistently  Keep  Accurate  Time;  Gun  Recoil  Control  -  Simple  Muzzle  Attachment  Reduces  Recoil  Of  Guns  And  Prevents  Lift  Of  The  Muzzle  Off  The  Target;  Endurance  Cut  From  The  Hillside  -  Stone  For  Modern  Buildings  Is  Cut  In  Huge  Blocks  By  Methods  That  Have  Felt  The  Touch  Of  The  Machine  Age.    Moderate  To  Average  Wear. 

Price = 149.95 USD

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