Popular Mechanics first cover (11 January 1902)
|Editor-In-Chief||James B. Meigs|
|Categories||Automotive, DIY, Science, Technology|
|First issue||11 January 1902|
Popular Mechanics is a classic magazine of popular technology. First published January 11, 1902, by H. H. Windsor, it has been owned since 1958 by the Hearst Corporation. There are nine international editions, including a now-defunct Latin American version that had been published for decades, and a newer South Africa edition. In 2013, the US edition changed from twelve to ten issues per year.
Popular Mechanics features regular sections on automotive, home, outdoors, science, and technology topics. A recurring column is "Jay Leno's Garage" featuring observations by the famed late-night talk show host and vehicle enthusiast.
Popular Mechanics was originally self-published by the Popular Mechanics Company but in 1958 became a subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation. A nearly complete archive of Popular Mechanics issues from 1905 through 2005 is available through Google Books.
Popular Mechanics Show is the official weekly podcast of Popular Mechanics magazine.
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- "Literature and Popular Culture". Retrieved 2008-09-23.
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- Israel, Paul B. (1994-04). "Enthusiasts and Innovators: 'Possible Dreams' and the 'Innovation Station' at the Henry Ford Museum". Technology and Culture (Society for the History of Technology) 35 (2): 396–401. doi:10.2307/3106308. JSTOR 3106308.
- Wright, John L. (1992-07). Possible Dreams: Enthusiasm for Technology in America. Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. p. 128. ISBN 0-933728-35-2.
- Bryant, Margaret M. (1977). "New Words from Popular Mechanics". American Speech (Duke University Press) 52 (1/2): 39–46. doi:10.2307/454718. JSTOR 454718.
- Popular Mechanics archives
- Google Books archive
- Popular Mechanics on Google+
- Popular Mechanics South African edition
- Works by Popular Mechanics at Project Gutenberg
- Popular Mechanics Magazine – on-line, readable back issues
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