Structures or why things dont fall down j e gordon on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in a book that business insider noted as one of the 14 books that inspired elon musk je gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms. A really interesting look at how engineers look at structures and materials how the properties of different building materials influence the design the practical considerations of various architectural styles why things break and fall down author is an old british chap writing in the 70s who apparently really likes ships and greek mythology. Structures or why things dont fall down a very interesting book covering a wide field of topics from the ground up you might say basic concepts of forces are addressed compression tension shear and torsion forces and their occurrence in everything from bridges ancient coliseums trees boats and human biology. For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges dont 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 . 2 product ratings structures or why things dont fall down by j e gordon 2003 paperback 1150 trending at 1641 trending price is based on prices over last 90 days
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