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Scientific American June 1933 Volume 148 Number 6

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507788

Condition: Good


Features: Birth control and bigotry - applied intelligence, rather than creeds and doctrines, is needed in the sphere of human reproduction; Why the St. Lawrence Waterway (Seaway) - some of the many cogent arguments against the construction of this costly outlest from the west to the sea; Autocratic versus Democratic Diplomacy - past experience shows there is a definite need for a better understanding between military and civil officials; Scientific American's second test of telepathy; From the archeologist's notebook; Flies raised to test death sprays; The literary value of mathematical table... View more info

Scientific American February 1933 Volume 148 Number 2

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507791

Condition: Good


Features: History in the talkies - a vast amount of research is necessary for accuracy, but is combined with a certain amount of legitimate trickery; Our point of view - is beer intoxicating? Naval economies, Soulless machines; Television in England - a brief survey of envents of 1932 that are indicative of the general trend; More about meteors - astronomers also concern themselves with bodies no larger than bepples and distant only with the width of several counties; Leveling out the hills with more precise molecules - how a study of an automobile's digestion points the way to more power wit... View more info

Scientific American January 1933 Volume 148 Number 1

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507792

Condition: Good


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 ... View more info

Scientific American November 1932 Volume 147 Number 5

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507794

Condition: Good


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 gold... View more info

Scientific American January 1932 Volume 146 Number 1

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507795

Condition: Fair


Former owner's name faintly in pencil atop front cover, else unmarked. Stapled contents separated from cover. Covers well-worn but contents good or better. Back cover graced with black and white advertisement from the Committee on Mobilization of Relief Resources featuring image of a man tightening his belt. Features: Seeing with invisible light - use of ultr-violet light makes possible the 9000 power microscope; A new dam-reconditioning method - concrete facing is of novel construction; Editorials - synthetic rubber - studies in sex - we build ships; Is space expanding? - evidence points... View more info

Scientific American February 1932 Volume 146 Number 2

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507796

Condition: Good


Features: How shall we live in the future - houses will be heated in winter, cooled in summer, lighted by man-made healthful sun-lamps; editorials - all honor to marconi - metallic thrift - future leaders - science and art; Commemorating a century of progress - buildings for the 1933 World Exposition are rapidly being completed on a site close to other Chicago attractions; Weighing the satellites - mass, on the astronomical scale, can be measured only by the power of gravitation; Science and the permanent wave - what makes human hair wave when stretched and steamed?; Pigeons go to war college ... View more info

Scientific American March 1932 Volume 146 Number 3

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507798

Condition: Good


Colour Lucky Strike advertisement upon back cover features large picture of June Collyer. Inside of back cover features full-page advertisement from the National Publishers Association which quotes John H. Patterson, Andrew Carnegie and Thomas Fortune Ryan's words from past depressions and concludes "American has beaten 19 Major Depressions - she will beat this one... as the most nearly self-contained nation, we have within our own boundaries the elemental factors for recovery." Features: Mrs. Sinclair's "Mental Radio" - a record of amazing experiments in mental telepathy mad... View more info

Scientific American May 1932 Volume 146 Number 5

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507799

Condition: Good


Lucky Strike cigarette advertisement upon back cover is graced with charming colour painting of Sue Carol who is quoted as saying "Now I use Luckies only.... I have had to smoke various brands of cigarettes in pictures, but it was not until I smoked Luckies that I discovered the only cigarettes that did not irritate my throat." Features: The navy's contribution to industry - the navy's usefulness to science and industry justifies its maintenance in the highest efficiency; Editorials - buy British - In Crime's grip - George Eastman - Wood Farming; New Light on Pluto - while Professor L... View more info

Scientific American June 1932 Volume 146 Number 6

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507800

Condition: Good


Features: Sanity, Prohibition, and the federal deficit; A gasser blows in - heroic measures necessary to combat flames in oil fields; Where diamonds earn their keep - interesting life of a diamond in an industrial plant - whence it comes, how it is used, and how it ends; Editorials - radium waters - Philippine Independence - Frightfulness in warfare; A Nerve center of communication - how your radio or cable message is speeded through; Eclipses and the Sund's atmosphere - solution of an outstanding solar problem; Flying as fast as sound - considerations of what the future may hold for aviation ... View more info

Scientific American September 1932 Volume 147 Number 3

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507803

Condition: Good


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 t... View more info

Scientific American October 1932 Volume 147 Number 4

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507804

Condition: Good


Features: New knowledge on the rise of man - the Oriental Institute is a great research laboratory for the investigation of the early career of civilized man; Editorials - air transport - "seed" - a weapon for peace; Ultr-violet light and forgery - by making use of fluorescence, professional investigators detect forgeries in documents; Avalances and avalanche protection - in the Alps, great structures are necessary to divert avalanches; Things that happen in sunspots - An astronomer's photograph of the spectrum of a sunspot may give him material for many months of study and analysis; A... View more info

Scientific American October 1931 Volume 144 Number 1

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507805

Condition: Good


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 c... View more info

Scientific American April 1931 Volume 144 Number 4

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507806

Condition: Good


A particularly interesting issue with topics ranging from the 100 horsepower blower for the organ in the new Chicago Stadium to an English vending machine which dispenses individual lit cigarettes. Features: The eyes and ears of the railroad - the complicated signal system that spells safety for rail travel; Editorials - Arthur G. Halfpenny - An Awakening Due - Lopsided progress; International Affairs; Did a meteorite strike a car in Crawfordsville?; New light on old fools - ultr-violet irradiation to create vitamin D; Unique solutions of bridge construction problems - caissons sunk on artifi... View more info

Scientific American June 1931 Volume 144 Number 6

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507807

Condition: Good


A very interesting issue. Features: Triangulation - why and how this precise surveying job is done; Editorials - The Nicaragua Canal - The "R-101" disaster - Spiritism exposed - Why a navy is needed - Sick railroads - Lessons learned; Our changing transportation - competitors to the railroads; Zone television and the television arc - television transmission via three channels; Tudying up the constellations - archaic method of outlining roups is being simplified; Problems of calendar improvement - the importance of the movment ot change our calendar; Tons of human hair in industry - wo... View more info

Scientific American July 1931 Volume 145 Number 1

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507808

Condition: Good


Features: Cunard's bid for ocean supremacy; Editorials - Michelson - by submarine to the north pole - wages and prosperity - fighting the crooks - human engineering - television broadcasts; Riding with the signal in the cab - right-of-way signals are repeated within the engine cab; Quick-freezing solves food problems; Efficient medical department for brokers and employees at the stock exchange; Airplains land blind - guided by radio; A a splintered planet? - tiny elongated Eros may be a fragment of an older, larger asteroid; National Aircraft Show; The biblical deluge a fact - Archeological fi... View more info

Scientific American September 1931 Volume 145 Number 3

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507810

Condition: Good


Features: A button industry from ocean pearl; Editorials - more speed in the air; voices across the world; Wild life in a fire; Flying instruction as it should be; How you are influenced by color - color requirements, particularly in foods, are so rigid that methods of color comparison are widely employed in industry; Interstellar space wholly empty?; A day with a locksmith; The perspective of modern physics - has modern science reached an impasse?; A tinted statue from Pompeii's ashes - portrait statue of Livia, a notable discovery of last year; It pays to be a pioneer - a salaried employee w... View more info

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Scientific American November (Nov.) 1929 Volume 141 Number 5 - Featuring Timeless Great Depression Advertising Fail

By: Munn, Orson D.: Editor

Price: $4,500.00

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507823

Condition: Fair


Lucky Strike cigarette ad on back cover provides a truly classic and timeless example of a mis-timed advertisement. Consider that the great Wall St. stock market crash of 1929 occurred mere days before this issue hit the newsstands. Beneath the caption "An Ancient Prejudice has been removed" appears a clenched fist labeled as "American Intelligence" breaking a heavy chain. Top left a paranoid miser stacks his gold by candlelight. Top right a wealthy couple visits their palatial bank. Text beneath miser reads "Hoarding gold with the fanatical zeal of the miser has vanis... View more info

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Scientific American Magazine, December (Dec.) 1929 - Giant Planes

By: Munn, Orson D.: Editor

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507822

Condition: Fair


Pages 465-560. Features: Scuttled German fleet is salvaged; When reindeer roamed the Pyrenees; Office building of the new era; Television's progress; Giant Airplanes; Behind the scenes in modern archeology; Timing the Schneider Cup races; The Puzzles of the comets - II; Radio in 1930; Largest electrified metal mine; Insuring safety on airlines; The art of Pliocene Man; Esthetic Engineering; American Passenger Air Transport III; Wires and Cables for the Hudson River Bridge; and more. Above-average wear. Front cover nearly loose. Multiple openings to backstrip. A worthy reference copy View more info

Scientific American October 1931 Volume 145 Number 4

By: Munn, Orson D.: Editor

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507811

Condition: Good


Features: Behind the scenes of news gathering - a co-operative, non-profit organization aids in disseminating accurately the news of the world (the Associated Press); Editorials - cause or effect of war? - fundamentals of education - "Rolling down to Rio" by airplane - drug control; More hard luck for the ether - a funal blow is dealt to the ether theory by experiments performed with a highly refined interferometer; Tungsten bows to the plating bath - this important metal can now be deposited electrolytically; The sun an atom builder - a new theory - an attempt to explain where the sun... View more info

Scientific American November 1931 Volume 145 Number 5

By: Munn, Orson D.: Editor

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507812

Condition: Good


Features: Africa's first national park; Editorials - building for parity a false alarm - whose fault is it?; Power development on the Columbia River - the first power project on one of the most famous of North American streams; United States plant patent number 1 - only time will show the value of plant patents, the first of which has just been released; The hottest place in the universe - what keeps the stars shining?; Henry Ford, the Practical - the automobile manufacturer knows how to do things , and how to get them done; Are there creatures like ourselves in other worlds?; The birth, life,... View more info