Marvels of Modern Mechanics

Nice clean copy, just some minor soil to covers. Light soil to edges, binding is tight. Illustrated. 5.5"x7.5" with 280 pages. From a 1927 review: As the author states, the book is a summary of modern achievement in the laboratory and experimental science and wherever power is used. A complete summary of such a scope would require several volumes like the present, but the collection is very extensive and is representative of many devices and methods of a scientific character which at the time of their inception created widespread interest and sometimes amazement at their revolutionary character. Among these it is only necessary to mention the X-ray, aerial navigation, applications of the gyroscope, wireless and radium, the extensive applications of which have now become familiar. Many other topics of deep and timely interest are discussed, such as salvaging sunken ships, submarine cable laying, archaeological excavation and scenic effects in the theatre. The discourse is informal, precise and highly informative. 


  • Marvels of Modern Mechanics
  • Harold T. Wilkins
  • E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1927