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The Slide Rule and How to Use It: A Practical Guide to Its Use with Examples, Problems, Answers

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Written by:
Calvin C. Bishop  Search this
Published by:
Barnes & Noble, Inc., American, founded 1886  Search this
Subject of:
Rock Rest Tourist Home, American, 1948 - 1976  Search this
Owned by:
Clayton Sinclair, American  Search this
Hazel Sinclair, American  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W x D: 8 1/8 × 5 1/8 × 5/16 in. (20.6 × 13 × 0.8 cm)
Place collected:
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A third edition, soft cover textbook titled, Slide Rule: How to Use It (Barnes & Noble Everyday Handbooks Series #254), by Calvin C. Bishop. The soft cover book has glossy front and back paper covers. The book’s front cover is gray and features a black-and-white illustration of a slide rule extending diagonally from the bottom left corner towards the center of the cover. The slide rule is framed on two sides by red lines. Small black text at the top of the front cover reads [254 ? EVERYDAY HANDBOOK SERIES ? $1.00]. The title is printed in white and black text of varying sizes across the top third of the front cover: [SLIDE RULE / HOW TO USE IT / EXAMPLES / PROBLEMS/ ANSWERS]. In the bottom right corner is the author’s and publisher’s names written in black text that reads [by Calvin C. Bishop / BARNES & NOBLE, Inc.]. The abbreviated title and author’s last name are printed in black and white text along the spine. At the bottom of the spine is the series number, [254], and publisher’s logo, [BN], printed in black ink at the bottom of the spine. The back cover of the book is also gray. At the top is the abbreviated title, [SLIDE RULE], printed in black ink. Printed in black text inside a white, irregularly shaped rectangle at the bottom of the back cover is a synopsis of the contents and the goals of the book. The interior pages are white with black text. Opposite the title page is a two paragraph biography of the author. Contents include black-and-white mathematical diagrams, equations, and lessons and explanations of how to use the slide rule. The book has 149 pages.
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Black Enterprise  Search this
Black interiors  Search this
Children  Search this
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Segregation  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc.
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Rock Rest Tourist Home Collection
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture