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Author    Munn, Orson D.

Title   Scientific American October 1931 Volume 144 Number 1

   Paperback

Condition   Good

   First Edition

Size   4to - over 9" - 12" tall

Publisher   New York Scientific American Publishing Company 1931

Seller ID   35507805

Features: Ivory - the pearl of the forest - the age-old industry built around the teeth of elephants; Editorials - blindness and false shame - help needed - too fat? - international affairs; Testing the astronomical yardstick - when Eros approaches the earth, Astronomers will study him further; A stone dam greater than Cheops' pyramid - novel methods of construction on World's largest rock-filled dam; Has living matter been produced in the laboratory? - Mexican scientist produces what resembles low forms of life; The volcanic birth of a new island - an eruption in hte bay that was Krakatoa's crater; Mining the sky for scientific knowledge - problems and questions that may be solved by the exploring rocket; Modern 'alchemy' in iron and steel - scientists are making iron almost a noble metal; Preserving newspaper files - tissue coating adds to strength of wood pulp paper; An actor turns inventor - safety oven shelf spells financial success; Practical X-ray crystal analysis in engineering - inner characteristics of materials can now be ascertained; Pre-constructed pip-line hauled out to sea - launching a huge pipe to make an ocean filling station for tankers; Giant Tortoises - they are now being propagated in the U.S.; From the archeologist's notebook - Petra - Chinese pottery dogs - a venus from the sea; Landscaping with fully-grown trees - difficult procedure in moving large trees; On the track of the Mayas - modern Mayas mix Christianity with their old paganism. Back cover features interesting advertisement by Southern California Edison with photo of enormous new transmission tower supplying Los Angeles. Uncommon Auburn Automobile advertisement inside front cover features their Cord Front Drive feature. One inch opening between top of spine and front cover. Average wear and soiling. Unmarked.

Features:  Ivory  -  The  Pearl  Of  The  Forest  -  The  Age-old  Industry  Built  Around  The  Teeth  Of  Elephants;  Editorials  -  Blindness  And  False  Shame  -  Help  Needed  -  Too  Fat?  -  International  Affairs;  Testing  The  Astronomical  Yardstick  -  When  Eros  Approaches  The  Earth,  Astronomers  Will  Study  Him  Further;  A  Stone  Dam  Greater  Than  Cheops'  Pyramid  -  Novel  Methods  Of  Construction  On  World's  Largest  Rock-filled  Dam;  Has  Living  Matter  Been  Produced  In  The  Laboratory?  -  Mexican  Scientist  Produces  What  Resembles  Low  Forms  Of  Life;  The  Volcanic  Birth  Of  A  New  Island  -  An  Eruption  In  Hte  Bay  That  Was  Krakatoa's  Crater;  Mining  The  Sky  For  Scientific  Knowledge  -  Problems  And  Questions  That  May  Be  Solved  By  The  Exploring  Rocket;  Modern  'alchemy'  In  Iron  And  Steel  -  Scientists  Are  Making  Iron  Almost  A  Noble  Metal;  Preserving  Newspaper  Files  -  Tissue  Coating  Adds  To  Strength  Of  Wood  Pulp  Paper;  An  Actor  Turns  Inventor  -  Safety  Oven  Shelf  Spells  Financial  Success;  Practical  X-ray  Crystal  Analysis  In  Engineering  -  Inner  Characteristics  Of  Materials  Can  Now  Be  Ascertained;  Pre-constructed  Pip-line  Hauled  Out  To  Sea  -  Launching  A  Huge  Pipe  To  Make  An  Ocean  Filling  Station  For  Tankers;  Giant  Tortoises  -  They  Are  Now  Being  Propagated  In  The  U.S.;  From  The  Archeologist's  Notebook  -  Petra  -  Chinese  Pottery  Dogs  -  A  Venus  From  The  Sea;  Landscaping  With  Fully-grown  Trees  -  Difficult  Procedure  In  Moving  Large  Trees;  On  The  Track  Of  The  Mayas  -  Modern  Mayas  Mix  Christianity  With  Their  Old  Paganism.    Back  Cover  Features  Interesting  Advertisement  By  Southern  California  Edison  With  Photo  Of  Enormous  New  Transmission  Tower  Supplying  Los  Angeles.    Uncommon  Auburn  Automobile  Advertisement  Inside  Front  Cover  Features  Their  Cord  Front  Drive  Feature.    One  Inch  Opening  Between  Top  Of  Spine  And  Front  Cover.    Average  Wear  And  Soiling.    Unmarked. 

Price = 199.95 USD


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