Table of Contents

In This Issue

A series Scientific America paperbacks:
The New Astronomy
The Physics and Chemistry of Life
First Book of Animals
Atomic Power
Automatic Control


The Solar Furnace
It uses the sun's rays for high temperature research
by Pol Duwez

From Horses to Horsepower
From 4 cars to 60 million in sixty years is big progress...An expert tells us why we buy the cars we do
by Peter Kyropoulos

The Climate of the Past
In the restricted lives of reptiles and amphibians, scientists now find clues to the climatic conditions of the past
by Bayard Brattstrom

Justice William O. Douglas Visits Caltech
A pictorial record

Campus News:

The Month at Caltech

Student Life
How to construct a model instructor
by Russ Hunter, '57

Alumni News