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THEORIES OF CAT AND MOUSE

“HOW LARGE Predators Manage the Cost of Hunting” is the title of an article in Science, October 3, 2014, the weekly magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

WORLD CARS 1972

TO SOME of us, the year 1972 doesn’t seem all that long ago. On the other hand, those born that year are already in their 40s. And more than a … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

JAPANESE FOLK ART

I AM a souvenir hunter. And, if our home bookshelves are any indication, I’ve been successful in this hunting. Though I’ve not been to Japan recently, I certainly have lots of stuff … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

GASOGENES AND THE MILLE MIGLIA

TO SHERLOCKIANS and other high-living Victorians, the gasogene is a piece of barware, a gadget producing carbonated water for mixing with whisky. To automotive historians, a gasogene was the answer … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

DE HAVILLAND BEAVER: PILOT FAVORITE, MOVIE STAR

THE CANADIAN De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver met one of its design criteria by being faster than a sled dog. This bush pilot’s favorite was named one of the top ten … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

CELLULOSIC FUELS—BETTER THAN A LOT OF CORN

TODAY’S ETHANOL is a lot of corn. Producing a motor fuel from corn grain raises the price of food. Ethanol-enhanced gasoline isn’t compatible with all cars (and other equipment fueled … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

IRON BRIDGE—CRADLE OF THE INDUSTRIAL AGE

SHROPSHIRE, IN the West Midlands of England, had rich deposits of coal, iron ore and limestone. The shire also has the Gorge, cut through it by the River Severn, at … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment
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