Structures Or Why Things Don’t Fall down


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\"Rich and readable...personal, witty and ironic.\" -- Scientific American . 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.

Author: Gordon, J.E.
Publication date: 19/06/2003
Imprint: Da Capo/Perseus Pr US
Pages: 424

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Weight 562 g
Dimensions 229 × 153 mm


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