Structures : Or Why Things Don't Fall Down
About the book
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.
For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper, this book aims to ease your anxiety and answer your questions by communicating engineering's principles in accessible, witty prose.
It is really, really good if you want a primer on structural design.--Elon Musk
J. Gordon Biography
|Imprint:||Da Capo Press Inc|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Edition Statement:||2nd ed.|
|Publication date:||July 10, 2003|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||New York, NY, United States|