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Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down
     

Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down

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by J.e. Gordon
 

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For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back-or give way under-thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. J. E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms,

Overview

For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back-or give way under-thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. J. E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306812835
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
07/29/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
84,175
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

J. E. Gordon, a professor at the University of Reading, is renowned for his research in plastics, crystals, and new materials.

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Structures, or Why Things Don't Fall Down 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is nearly thirty years old but still relevant. It's not just about mechanical structures- there is a tremendous amount of information about why humans don't fall down and the mechanical properties of humans that allow us to survive. This book changes the way you look at the world.