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

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

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

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

Scientific American December 1931 Volume 145 Number 6

By: Munn, Orson D.: Editor

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507813

Condition: Good


Features: Chemistry may become the important post-depression factor; Editorials - extreme naval economy; farm by-products - one dollar for ducks - no dole for us - pilotless plane of the future; Cows fed irradiated yeast give ricket-preventive milk; Space as yet unfathomed - man's report is - "no bottom"; Better engines for navy planes; Speeding rail freight - new merchandise containers carry less than carload lots; Man-made oases in American deserts; Poland becomes a maritime nation - denied use of Danzig, Poland builds her own seaport; Has forest conservation created a false alarm?;... View more info

Scientific American June 1930 Volume 142 Number 6

By: Munn, Orson D.: Editor

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507814

Condition: Fair


Features: Aluminum and its hard-boiled alloys; Super magnetic fields; Influence of the coconut on Philippine industrial life; Birds of a bleak arctic island; Fragmentary molecules of the sun; Beautiful bridges on new rail line - exceptional engineering problems on European railway; Sinanthropus - the Peking man; Coney Island's museum - the first institution designed to show play-reaction; Six great institutions now have naval R.O.T.C.; Linemen of the sea - with the men who splice broken transatlantic cables; Features of speed queen The Europa - faster than the Bremen; Is there an ether?; Bett... View more info

Scientific American December 1930 Volume 143 Number 6

By: Munn, Orson D.: Editor

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507817

Condition: Good


Features: photo of interesting "new ears" for anti-aircraft gunners; a 4000 year food experiment - nutritional equilibrium in over-populated China; Editorials - spend for prosperity - Daniel Guggenheim - International affairs; Instrument flying to combat fog; Elevated highway to speed traffic in New York; X-ray fingers feel out the atomic structure of matter; A fact-finding laboratory; Archeology enters the stamp world; What is a quantum?; Feeding the crew of a battleship; More about pluto - further observations confirm its right to rank as a planet; Oil from below the ocean floor - oi... View more info

Scientific American June 1929 Volume 140 Number 6

By: Munn, Orson D.: Editor

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507819

Condition: Fair


Features: A motoris may be asleep even if his eyes are open; Editorials: save Old Ironsides, Humanizing science, Television's future, Submarine safety; Skilled workmanship on organs for church, theater and home; Architects as room designers; The strangest thing in physics; Firsts in aviation; Towers of Hudson River bridge are rising rapidly; The highest known velocity; Prospecting with artificial earthquakes; the month in medical science - punch drunk, u.v. rays, compressed air pranks, posture, yellow fever, rider's legs, tar poison, childhood teeth, food colors; The search for the first Amer... View more info

Scientific American September 1929 Volume 141 Number 3

By: Munn, Orson D.: Editor

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507821

Condition: Fair


Features: The new planetariums for Chicago and Philadelphia; Editorials - C.F. Brush, Sea safety code, Men's clothes, air country clubs; Licorice the versatile; Uncle Sam gives us new money - the process, in brief, of making paper currency; Why does an oil gusher gush?; Charting Canada's wilderness from the air - more accurate than with transit and chain; Our army's mechanized forces - development of the American fighting tank since war times (with interesting photos); What becomes of star light?; Is the diesel airplane practical?; Silvering the world's largest telescope; Foiling the burglar I... View more info