The New Science of Strong Materials: Or, Why You Don't Fall Through the Floor

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Penguin, 1968 - Materials - 269 pages
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Why isn't wood weaker that it is? Why isn't steel stronger? Why does glass sometimes shatter and sometimes bend like spring? Why do ships break in half? What is a liquid and is treacle one?

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The new science of strong materials or
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Stresses and strains or why you dont fall
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Cohesion or how strong ought materials to be?
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