The Standard Reference Work: For the Home, School and Library, Volume 8 (Google eBook)

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Harold Melvin Stanford
Standard Education Society, 1921 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Contents

THE STORY OF ROPE
122
Civilized Rope Makers 122 Hand Spinning 124 Machinemade Ropes 128 American Hemp
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Cling Together? 136 What is Rope Used for?
136
Colt Pistols 139 Machine Guns
145
The Need for Noisemakers 150 Chinese Firecrackers 150 Popular ever since the Invention
158
The Image is Upsidedown 162 Effect of Light on the Film 163 Early Photographic Efforts
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How Deep is the Deepest Part of the Ocean? 169 Why do We say Get the Sack ? 169
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Gutenbergs Press in1450172 Cylinder Presses 173 Curved Plates 175 Printing Folding
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Sixty Thousand Bees in a Hive 183 Modern BeeKeeping 187 Profitable Anywhere
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Where do Figs Come from? 199 What are Fighting Fish? 199 How is the Exact Color of
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A Modern Aladdins Lamp 200 Electric Hot Irons the First Appliances 201 How They
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Essential Factor in American Life 218 America Leads in Telephone Growth
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less Speech Transmission 226 The Mobilization of Communication
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THE STORY IN ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS
232
From Novelty to Necessity 232 The Escalator 235 The Cleat Escalator 239 The Moving
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The World Depends on Coal 244 Dangers of Mining 244 How Coal Grew 247 The Vast
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The Spoon is Older than History 253 Development of Various Shapes 254 Plating ReDis
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Stretching a Dog 263 Marconis Method 263 Tuning the Instruments 264 Interferences
265
THE STORY OF THE BUILDING OF A SILO
271
The First Commercial Central Station 273 Edison and the Electric Light 273 Electricity
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Printing in Millions 286 Color Printing
289
The First Roast Pig 292 Smoking Ham 292 Salt Pork 293 The Era of Refrigeration
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Why do We call them Dog Days? 301 How is a Five Dollar Gold Piece Made? 303
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THE STORY IN A BILLIARD TABLE
309
What is the Hottest Place in the United States? 315 What are White Blackberries Like?
317
How are Glaciers Formed? 324 How Large are Molecules?
324
THE STORY IN PHOTOENGRAVING
380
THE STORY IN A GIANT CANNON
386
Origin of the Cannon 386 Modern Cannon 392 How Cannon are Now Marie 393 BuiltUp
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What is a DeepSea Divers Dress Like? 411 Why do We Smile when We are Pleased?
412
Mining Ore 413 OpenHearth Furnaces 416 Blast Furnaces 417 A 15000 Ton Forge
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Bending Armor Plate 422 Largest Steel Casting in the World 424 Cast
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Shoemaking by Machine 436 CrossSection of a Shoe 437 Lasting Machine 440 Details
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STORY OF THE TAKING OF FOOD FROM THE ATR
458
Ammonia
466
What is an Armored Railway Car Like? 470 What is an Electric Eel?
472
Why do We Call it Denatured Alcohol ? 478 What is the Difference between a Cruiser and
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Practically Developed since 1905 481 Cheaper Transportation
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Bold Engineering 492 40000
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Wellknown Aviators r0i Military Monoplane 06 NC4 First Plane to Cross the Atlantic
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THE STORY OF AN AUTOMOBILE FACTORY
518
A halfmillion Cars a year 518 Overhead Cranes Cut Costs 520 Safety First 521 One thin
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All Steel Train 541 Electric Train 542 Train of 120 Cars 543 An Observation Car
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Electric Baggage Truck 545 Terminal Stations 546 Paint Drying Oven 547 Locomotive
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THE STORY OF AN UPTODATE FARM
556
Luxuries of Farm Life 556 Plenty of Food 557 Reaping Hook 558 The Cradle 559 Early
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THE STORY OF LEATHER
580
Where Diamonds Come from 584 Famous Diamonds 585 Methods of Cutting 585 Defects
587
Why is the Thistle the Emblem of Scotland? 593 How are Animals Identified on Cattle Ranges?
594
ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF TITLES AND SUBJECTS
607
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