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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether itís practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
  

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Contents

Life on a Russian warship
6
Warships (Soviet Union)
How dangerous is fallout?
97
Radioactive pollution
Pressed oyster shells form wall panels
103
Shells, Panel construction
1957 new-car parade
104
Automobiles
Giant blowers cool Cascade tunnel
124
Railroad tunnels (Ventilation), Cascade Range
Knotty-pine hutch cabinet
181
Cupboards
North Wind, boy-size iceboat
189
Ice boats and ice boating
Bristle brush-up
190
Brushes
Rocket ship and launching station
193
Rocket models
Calibrate your enlarger
198
Photography (Enlargers and enlarging)

Imagination in the classroom
127
Industrial arts (Study and teaching), SAUK RAPIDS (Minn.)
Ships of all ages
128
Naval museums, Ship and boat models, Paris (France) (Galleries and museums)
Algae for dinner
134
Algae, Food supply (New sources)
Here's how to split a giant redwood
138
Lumbering, Redwood
Their job is to guard your health
142
United States Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Occupational health and safety
Soviet fleet ranks no. two
147
Warships (Soviet Union), Soviet Union (Navy)
Indoor ski jump
154
Skiing
Obstacle course for trail riders
157
Horsemanship
Goal no, one: weed-free farm
165
Herbicides
Rare World war I fighter flies again
169
Airplanes, Military
Ship spears shark
172
Canada Dept. of Fisheries, Sharks
Tv parade for 1956
177
Television receivers
Candle story
202
Candles
Update that radio-phono cabinet
205
Radio receivers (Phonograph combination)
Crazy block jigsaw puzzle
206
Puzzles
Portrait diffusion
209
Portrait photography
Bed storage headboard
211
Beds
Retouching case
213
Photography (Equipment)
Is your wiring adequate?
214
Electric wire and wiring
Polar pony
221
Toys
Milling attachment for your lathe
223
Milling machines
Custom cabinet pulls
227
Furniture hardware
How would you do it with your drill press?
230
Drilling and boring
Peep-sight level measures tree height
233
Measuring equipment

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