Structures : Or Why Things Don't Fall Down

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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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  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 154 x 224 x 30mm | 680.39g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0306812835
  • 9780306812835
  • 17,070

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About J. E. Gordon

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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