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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, JE Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose.

Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down

by JE Gordon
About
The Book
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, JE Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose.
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It is really, really good if you want a primer on structural design.