- Popular Mechanics
title = Popular Mechanics
image_size = 200px
image_caption = "Popular Mechanics" first cover (
11 January 1902)
editor = James B. Meigs
editor_title = Editor-In-Chief
frequency = Monthly
Automotive, DIY, Science, Technology
company = Hearst Communications, Inc.
publisher = Bill Congdon
11 January 1902
country = Flag|United States
language = English
website = [http://www.popularmechanics.com/ www.popularmechanics.com]
issn = 0032-4558
"Popular Mechanics" is an American magazine devoted to
scienceand technology. It was first published January 11, 1902by H.H. Windsor, and has been owned since the 1950s by the Hearst Corporation. There is also a Latin American edition that has been published for decades and a newly formed South Africanversion available.
"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. [Cite web | title = Literature and Popular Culture | accessdate = 2008-09-23 | url = http://www.nae.edu/NAE/techlithome.nsf/weblinks/NAEW-649HBM?OpenDocument ] [Cite web | title = Intro-Popular Mechanics Magazine-Amst 205 | accessdate = 2008-09-23 | url = http://www.otal.umd.edu/~vg/amst205.S97/vj22/p5/intro.html ]
Some chief competitors of "Popular Mechanics" are "Popular Science", "Wired", and "
Popular Mechanics has published articles debunking
9/11 conspiracy theories. [Cite web | title = Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report - Popular Mechanics | accessdate = 2008-09-23 | url = http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/1227842.html ]
Popular Mechanics is a subsidiary of the
Hearst Corporation, which also has an ownership stake in the history channel.
*Cite journal | issn = 0040165X | volume = 35 | issue = 2 | pages = 396-401 | last = Israel | first = Paul B. | title = Enthusiasts and Innovators: "Possible Dreams" and the "Innovation Station" at the Henry Ford Museum | journal = Technology and Culture | accessdate = 2008-09-23 | date = 1994-04
*Cite book | publisher = Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village | isbn = 0933728352 | pages = 128 | last = Wright | first = John L. | title = Possible Dreams: Enthusiasm for Technology in America | date = 1992-07
*Cite journal | issn = 00031283 | volume = 52 | issue = 1/2 | pages = 39-46 | last = Bryant | first = Margaret M. | title = New Words from Popular Mechanics | journal = American Speech | accessdate = 2008-09-23 | date = 1977
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=R69IAAAAMAAJ "Popular Mechanics" (January–June 1919)] from the University of Michigan Library on Google Books
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=njBLAAAAMAAJ "Popular Mechanics" (July–December 1920)] from the University of Michigan Library on Google Books
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=xDNLAAAAMAAJ "Popular Mechanics" (July–December 1921)] from the University of Michigan Library on Google Books
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=FjVLAAAAMAAJ "Popular Mechanics" (January–June 1922)] from the University of Michigan Library on Google Books
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=lDZLAAAAMAAJ "Popular Mechanics" (July–December 1922)] from the University of Michigan Library on Google Books
* [http://www.popularmechanics.com Popularmechanics.com]
* [http://www.popularmechanics.co.za/ Popular Mechanics South African edition]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.