Google Book Search just brought online a fantastic feature which allows one to browse at no cost back issues of popular magazines (read announcement). Given this blog's focus on engineering and technology, what better way to explore this cool new feature than by looking at history via the eyes of Popular Science and Popular Mechanics? My search methodology would work for any other magazine! Click upon either of the two images for an expanded view. The images annotate /explain the search process.
My search query results return the cover images for the relevant year. One then just clicks upon any image to browse / read all the articles within that issue. Super Cool !!! This post will be linked via the Engineering Learning Wiki. For the moment, I'll link it is the manuals section of the wiki.
For my purposes I've chosen to do the following searches:
- Google Book Search - Popular Science: 1941 (in honor of Pearl Harbor)
- Google Book Search - Popular Mechanics: 1956 (the year I was born)