Structures or why things dont fall down a very interesting book covering a wide field of topics from the ground up you might say basic concepts of forces are addressed compression tension shear and torsion forces and their occurrence in everything from bridges ancient coliseums trees boats and human biology. 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. J e gordon author visit amazons his book structures or why things dont fall down is also published in penguin musk things fall structural engineering must read well written easy to read bat wings tension and compression good job every day structures things great read high school reading this book writing style basics of . It is indeed about why things dont fall down or often why they do indeed fall down it is about how sausages burst and worms dont structures or why things dont fall down j e gordon no preview available 1991 structures or why things dont fall down j e gordon no preview available 2003. The paperback of the structures or why things dont fall down by j gordon at barnes noble free shipping on 350 or more by j gordon editor paperback softcover reprint of the original 1st ed 1978 usd 14999 14999 hardcover 4000 paperback 14999
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