Scientific American Volume 110

Scientific American Volume 110

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914-01 edition. Excerpt: ...teach their applications is not to provide a 'royal road to learning, ' but a fool's highway to pretentious ignorance. Pure and applied science are equally essentlal to a well rounded course. The one alone is barren; the other, when not well founded in the first, is superflclnl, disconnected, and trivial." The SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN is a type of journal which furnishes thoroughly reliable supplementary material. Not only is it practical, but the treatment is scientifically accurate. Wlth a modern opaque projection, the teacher has at hand:1 powerful aid to class instruction in any subject. A few well chosen pictures projected on the screen make the text-hook material concrete and show at a glance the various commercial and industrial applications. A good many students will be stimulated by such discussions to read further along such lines. Nearly all the illustrations appearing in the SCIENTIFIC Am-zmcan will give good results with an opaque projector as they stand. Where the print is too dark or the contrasts are not sufilclently sharp, the portions to be brought out can be covered with Chinese white and painted over with water colors. The following is a suggestive list of some of the topics which the writer has found helpful in high school: 1. Aviation. No text-book In physics gives an adequate descrlptlon of this subject. A few minutes with the files of the SCIENTIFIC Amzsrcan will provide ample material for one or more lectures. Nearly every issue contains one or more illustrated articles. 2. Air Pressure and the Atmosphere. Alr Lock, November 30th, 1912. Pneumatic Tampers, December 7th, 1912. Whistling Buoy, December 14th, 1912. Insufilatlon Apparatus, December 28th, 1912. Pneumatic Elevator and Grain Llft, July 19th, more

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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,234g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917472
  • 9781236917478