Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down

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Da Capo Press, Incorporated, Apr 1, 2009 - Art - 421 pages
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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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Great book explaining structural mechanics with some wit minus the tedious equations. Although some of the humor might be a bit dated and the cultural references are more British, it's a great book distilling engineering concepts to it's basic principles. Read full review

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Great book explaining structural mechanics with some wit minus the tedious equations. Although some of the humor might be a bit dated and the cultural references are more British, it's a great book distilling engineering concepts to it's basic principles. Read full review

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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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