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Undercurrents 05 Winter 1973

Undercurrents 05 Winter 1973

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The magazine of radical science and alternative technology.

The magazine of radical science and alternative technology.

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UNDERCURRENTS, the magazine of radical science and alternative technology [ISSN0306 2392], was published from London, England, from 1972 to 1984 [No. 60]. This text version has been created in 2006-8 by me, Chris [Hutton-]Squire [a member of the now-dissolved Undercurrents Collective], by OCRing scanned images of a print copy; the texthas been spell-checked but it has NOT been checked against the original.
Health & Safety Warning:
The practical, technical and scientific information herein[though believed to be accurate at the time of publication] may now be out of date.
The many stories that Undercurrents told will interest students of a period that is both toodistant and too recent to be adequately documented on the Web. The moral, philosophical,social, economic and political opinions herein remain, in my opinion, pertinent to themuch more severe problems we now face.Readers who wish correspond on any matters arising are invited to contact me via:
This pdf version is formatted in
15 pt Optima
throughout, so as to be easily readable onscreen; it runs to 97 pages [the print versions were 48 - 56 pp.]: readers wishing to print itout to read are recommended to get the text from the .doc or text versions and to reformatit. The many pictures that embellished the print version are sadly not included here. Thereare no restrictions on the use of this material but please credit individual authors wherecredit is due: they are mostly still with us.Page numbers below are for this pdf version. The beginning of each section or article isindicated thus:
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •From
Class War Comix #1
.Scroll down to Contents Page . .
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Undercurrents Winter 1973 CONTENTS
Peter Harper:
Transfiguration among the Windmills ............. 7
Pat Coyne:
The Sunship: Towards a Peoples· Airship ....… 17
George Woolston:
Big Dams Cast Dark Shadows .................. 25
Peter Harper:
Class War Comix ....… 18
 Jerome Black:
Velikovsky: State of the Debate ....… 38Letters ................... 51
New Alchemy Institute:
Three Ways to Work up Wind Watts ....… 57
 John Wood:
Technology for Decentralisation
[not included]
Steve Cook:
Lyle·s Golden Gasmask ....… 60Paolo Soleri: lnterview
[not included]
Steve Baer 
Canned Heat: A Solar House ....…
[not included]
Sion Corn:
Hic...Cups ............. 65
Martin Lockett:
The Plastics Not for Burning ....… 67
Tony Durham:
Why The Pentagon Loves Pure Research ....… 75Methane· Fuel of the Future ................... 77
Tony Durham:
Inner Space Scientific Expedition 1973 ....… 80
David Gardiner:
Car Batteries and Enthusiasm ....… 82
Godfrey Boyle:
. . And Sex and . . ....… 85
David Gardiner:
Can You Repeat Your Message, Please? ....… 87
Patrick Rivers:
Self·Sufficiency .......... 90
Tony Durham:
Snap Judgments ......…. 92
Mike Grey:
Double Vision? Second View ....… 93Subscriptions ......…. 95
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Our Phase 3 Policy for Undercurrents
WHEN Undercurrents first started, back in January 1972, our aim was toproduce a quarterly magazine consisting of articles on radical scientificand technological subjects,printed, where possible, by the people writingthem and collated into the "common carrier" of a plastic bag. In May1972, we experimented with a cellophane bag, but found it wasn·t strongenough and anyway was non·reusable, so we went back tomuch·maligned polythene.

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