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Structures (Or Why Things Don't Fall Down)

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Overview

In a book that Business Insider noted as one of the "14 Books that inspired Elon Musk," 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, how dams hold back--or give way under--thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper, a bias-cut dress, or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions.

Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down is an informal explanation of the basic forces that hold together the ordinary and essential things of this world--from buildings and bodies to flying aircraft and eggshells. In a style that combines wit, a masterful command of his subject, and an encyclopedic range of reference, Gordon includes such chapters as "How to Design a Worm" and "The Advantage of Being a Beam," offering humorous insights in human and natural creation.

Architects and engineers will appreciate the clear and cogent explanations of the concepts of stress, shear, torsion, fracture, and compression. If you're building a house, a sailboat, or a catapult, here is a handy tool for understanding the mechanics of joinery, floors, ceilings, hulls, masts--or flying buttresses.

Without jargon or oversimplification, Structures opens up the marvels of technology to anyone interested in the foundations of our everyday lives.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    J. E. Gordon
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    424
    Publisher:
    Da Capo Press (July 10, 2003)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780306812835
    ISBN-10:
    0306812835
    Case Pack:
    28
    File:
    hbgusa-hbgusa_onix21_delta_20171126-20171127.xml
    Folder:
    hbgusa
    As low as:
    $14.79
    Audience:
    General/trade
    Weight:
    14.72oz
    Dimensions:
    6" x 9" x 1.125"
    List Price:
    $19.99
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