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Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down

Written by: 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.

J. E. Gordon,was a professor at the University of Reading, is renowned for his research in plastics, crystals, and new materials.

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