مجله علمی Scientific American را می توانید در این قسمت از فروشگاه بزرگ منابع زبان های خارجی کاردوآنلاین دریافت کنید.
یکی از مشهورترین و قدیمی ترین مجله های علمی،مجله علمی امریکا (Scientific American Magazine) می باشد.
این مجله علمی توسط ناشری به نام روفوس پورتر (Rufus M. Porter) در سال 1845 به عنوان یک روزنامه چهار صفحه ای در آن زمان تاسیس شد.
در مجموعه ی حاضر پر مخاطب ترین مجله علمی امریکا از سال 1999 تا 2004 گردآوری شده است.
Scientific American was founded by inventor and publisher Rufus M. Porter  in 1845 as a four-page weekly newspaper. Throughout its early years, much emphasis was placed on reports of what was going on at the U.S. Patent Office. It also reported on a broad range of inventions including perpetual motion machines, an 1860 device for buoying vessels by Abraham Lincoln, and the universal joint which now can be found in nearly every automobile manufactured. Current issues include a “this date in history” section, featuring excerpts from articles originally published 50, 100, and 150 years earlier. Topics include humorous incidents, wrong-headed theories, and noteworthy advances in the history of science and technology.
Porter sold the publication to Alfred Ely Beach and Orson Desaix Munn I a mere ten months after founding it. Until 1948, it remained owned by Munn & Company. Under Orson Desaix Munn III, grandson of Orson I, it had evolved into something of a “workbench” publication, similar to the twentieth century incarnation of Popular Science.
In the years after World War II, the magazine fell into decline. In 1948, three partners who were planning on starting a new popular science magazine, to be called The Sciences, purchased the assets of the old Scientific American instead and put its name on the designs they had created for their new magazine. Thus the partners—publisher Gerard Piel, editor Dennis Flanagan, and general manager Donald H. Miller, Jr.—essentially created a new magazine. Miller retired in 1979, Flanagan and Piel in 1984, when Gerard Piel’s son Jonathan became president and editor; circulation had grown fifteen-fold since 1948. In 1986, it was sold to the Holtzbrinck group of Germany, which has owned it since.
In the fall of 2008, Scientific American was put under the control of Nature Publishing Group, a division of Holtzbrinck.