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Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down (repost)

J. E. Gordon, "Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down"
ISBN: 0306812835 | 2003 | EPUB/MOBI | 424 pages | 6 MB/6 MB

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.