Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Technique Yearbook (Cambridge, MA)

 - Class of 1940

Page 14 of 344

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Technique Yearbook (Cambridge, MA) online yearbook collection, 1940 Edition, Page 14
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FOREWORD ( ontinued) cently aci|iiirt ' (l. Coiiijjlcte collections in tlic fields of acronau- tics, architecture, the various types of enj^iueering, economics, the social sciences, industrial administration, and simply recreational readings may Ix- found in l)ranch lil)raries which are convenient to those who frec(uent them. Immortal works of Archimedes, Ptolemy, Newton, Pasteur, (lilhert, Vitrvi- vius. and many others, collected in ])art through the efforts of The Friends of The Library, comprise a rare hook section of which the Institute is justly proud. To fiu ' ther jjrovide means of studying the background of the courses it presents, and at the same time to uncover interesting aspects of the subjects, the Institute has al- located space to museums, display cases, and .scale models. In the Nautical Museum, for instance, one may find repro- ductions of all types of vessels as they existed in their time in all parts of the world. In one show-case we find a model of the H.M.S. Bounty which we recognize immediately as the schooner about which the famous ' * Mutiny on the Bounty " was written. Nearby is a model of the Icelandic trading ship used by Lief Erickson when he landed at North America in 1()(), ' 5 A.D. Then there are full-rigged English galleons, Jap- anese sam])ans, and examples of all the types of warshijis that participated in conflicts involving the United States. A placard under " Old Ironsides " tells the interesting tale, " Oniv model known to be in existence constructed entirelv Top left: .«/) ((// nide. ' i are ghinx-enrased (lisplai/^: . . . ]VIid lle left : , , .conditions ind in i-iril engineering prariire Lower left: . reseureh . .in the (/nest for more knon-ledge . Below, the fnst it nte Ikis allocated space to . . scale models. . . 10

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