Or Why Things Don't Fall Down
J. E. Gordon

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.

Title Structures
Subtitle Or Why Things Don't Fall Down
Author J. E. Gordon
Publisher Da Capo Press
Dewey Classification 624.171
Title First Published 10 July 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 424 p.
ISBN-10 0306812835
ISBN-13 9780306812835
Publication Date 10 July 2003
Main content page count 424
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $18.95

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