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Structures : Or Why Things Don't Fall Down - J. Gordon


Or Why Things Don't Fall Down

By: J. Gordon

Paperback Published: 10th July 2003
ISBN: 9780306812835
Number Of Pages: 424

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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, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose.

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"It is really, really good if you want a primer on structural design."--Elon Musk
"Rich and readable...personal, witty, and ironic."--Scientific American
"Here we have the conversation in the unbuttoned mood of a learned engineer with wide sympathies about his art, its history, its range, and the silly things which happen. It reads easily and has immense charm."--Architect's Journal

ISBN: 9780306812835
ISBN-10: 0306812835
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 10th July 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.4  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2

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