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Author    Munn, Orson D.

Title   Scientific American September 1932 Volume 147 Number 3


Condition   Good

   First Edition

Size   4to - over 9" - 12" tall

Publisher   New York Scientific American Publishing Company 1932

Seller ID   35507803

Features: Hoover Dam - purposes, plans, and progress of construction; Editorials - Dr. George K. Burgess and Dr. George F. Kunz - are there White Indians? - back to earth - construction - wages; Flying in the beginning - early experiments with man-carrying kites and gliders; Peregrinations of a freight car - as a railroad freight car travels here and there over the country, records are made of its movements in minute detail; New Planetary discoveries - the discovery of minor planets has fairly been put on a basis of mass production; The muscular power of insects - the muscles of insects give them much greater power proportionately than other animals possess; A masterpiece of Museum-craft - the largest existing monument of Greek sculpture has been re-erected in a museum in Berlin; Radio in the forest service - new transmitter-receivers, one weighing only 10 pounds, are to be tested this year; Solo man - a fossil skull - a new find of great importance; new notes on ancient man - recent discoveries throw new light on man's antiquity; Tropical fish as pets; Food for a floating hotel - the supplies for an ocean liner's next trip are ordered while the liner is still 1000 miles out at sea; Whirling molten steel to make gun castings - newly perfected centrifugal process promises better guns; Treasure trove in lowly "Sweeps" - all wastes and sweepings in jeweler's plants are carefully salvaged and precious metals recovered from them. Building safety into automobile glass - laminated safety glass for cars does not shatter; Quartz takes up fire fighting in the automatic heads of sprinkler systems; Advertising a curb on product design pirates. Back cover graced with colour Lucky Strike advertisement featuring painting of a sensuous young woman beneath the caption "OK - Miss America! We thank you for your patronage."Three inch opening between top of spine and front cover.

Features:  Hoover  Dam  -  Purposes,  Plans,  And  Progress  Of  Construction;  Editorials  -  Dr.  George  K.  Burgess  And  Dr.  George  F.  Kunz  -  Are  There  White  Indians?  -  Back  To  Earth  -  Construction  -  Wages;  Flying  In  The  Beginning  -  Early  Experiments  With  Man-carrying  Kites  And  Gliders;  Peregrinations  Of  A  Freight  Car  -  As  A  Railroad  Freight  Car  Travels  Here  And  There  Over  The  Country,  Records  Are  Made  Of  Its  Movements  In  Minute  Detail;  New  Planetary  Discoveries  -  The  Discovery  Of  Minor  Planets  Has  Fairly  Been  Put  On  A  Basis  Of  Mass  Production;  The  Muscular  Power  Of  Insects  -  The  Muscles  Of  Insects  Give  Them  Much  Greater  Power  Proportionately  Than  Other  Animals  Possess;  A  Masterpiece  Of  Museum-craft  -  The  Largest  Existing  Monument  Of  Greek  Sculpture  Has  Been  Re-erected  In  A  Museum  In  Berlin;  Radio  In  The  Forest  Service  -  New  Transmitter-receivers,  One  Weighing  Only  10  Pounds,  Are  To  Be  Tested  This  Year;  Solo  Man  -  A  Fossil  Skull  -  A  New  Find  Of  Great  Importance;  New  Notes  On  Ancient  Man  -  Recent  Discoveries  Throw  New  Light  On  Man's  Antiquity;  Tropical  Fish  As  Pets;  Food  For  A  Floating  Hotel  -  The  Supplies  For  An  Ocean  Liner's  Next  Trip  Are  Ordered  While  The  Liner  Is  Still  1000  Miles  Out  At  Sea;  Whirling  Molten  Steel  To  Make  Gun  Castings  -  Newly  Perfected  Centrifugal  Process  Promises  Better  Guns;  Treasure  Trove  In  Lowly  "Sweeps"  -  All  Wastes  And  Sweepings  In  Jeweler's  Plants  Are  Carefully  Salvaged  And  Precious  Metals  Recovered  From  Them.    Building  Safety  Into  Automobile  Glass  -  Laminated  Safety  Glass  For  Cars  Does  Not  Shatter;  Quartz  Takes  Up  Fire  Fighting  In  The  Automatic  Heads  Of  Sprinkler  Systems;  Advertising  A  Curb  On  Product  Design  Pirates.    Back  Cover  Graced  With  Colour  Lucky  Strike  Advertisement  Featuring  Painting  Of  A  Sensuous  Young  Woman  Beneath  The  Caption  "OK  -  Miss  America!    We  Thank  You  For  Your  Patronage."Three  Inch  Opening  Between  Top  Of  Spine  And  Front  Cover. 

Price = 199.95 USD

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