Or Why Things Don't Fall DownBook - 2003
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.
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 2003
Edition: Second Da Capo Press edition
Branch Call Number: 624.171 G656S 2003
Characteristics: 395 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Structures