Or Why Things Don't Fall Down
By (author) J. E. Gordon
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Structures by J. E. Gordon
Book DescriptionFor 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306812835
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author J. E. Gordon
Structures, Paperback (September 1991)
Presents the secrets of materials science. This book explains the importance and properties of different structures.
New Science of Strong Materials, Paperback (March 1991)» View all books by J. E. Gordon
All questions about the nature of materials are vital to engineers but also fascinating as scientific problems. Using both SI and imperial units, Gordon's account of material science is a demonstration of the sometimes curious and entertaining ways in which scientists isolate and solve problems.
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Author Biography - J. E. Gordon
J. E. Gordon, a professor at the University of Reading, is renowned for his research in plastics, crystals, and new materials.
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