Structures or why things dont 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 . A really interesting look at how engineers look at structures and materials how the properties of different building materials influence the design the practical considerations of various architectural styles why things break and fall down. Structures architecture strength of materials skip to main content search the history of over 341 billion web pages on the internet search search the wayback machine featured texts all texts latest this just structures or why things dont fall down item preview remove circle. Structures or why things dont fall down 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings 1 reviews guest more than 1 year ago this book is nearly thirty years old but still relevant its not just about mechanical structures there is a tremendous amount of information about why humans dont fall down and the mechanical properties of humans that allow us to . Structures or why things dont fall down stands perfectly well on its own but the best benefits are to be derived when reading it in tandem with its sister publication the new science of strong materials
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