You have access to SA issues and articles on Sciam through institutional access. Click here if you'd like to opt out.

You have access to Scientific American issues and magazine articles through your institution’s site license

Skip to main content


Glossary of Mechanical Terms

The Butcher and his Calf

Park's Steam-Expansion Valve

All Together

Never Rail at the World

The Song of the Silent Letters

Southern Pine

Science of Mechanics

Arts and Trade

The Panama Canal


Foreign News

New Inventions

To the Working-man

Man's Mind is Free


Of the American Institute of the City Of New York

The First Birds of Spring

Progress of Phonography

The Christian Religion

The Culture of Flowers


    Purchase To Read More

    Already purchased this issue? Sign In to Access
    Select Format
    Scroll To Top

    Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

    Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

    Solving the Water Crisis