Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0306812835
ISBN-10: 0306812835
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"It is really, really good if you want a primer on structural design."―Elon Musk

"Rich and readable...personal, witty, and ironic."―Scientific American

"Here we have the conversation in the unbuttoned mood of a learned engineer with wide sympathies about his art, its history, its range, and the silly things which happen. It reads easily and has immense charm."―Architect's Journal

About the Author

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

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Da Capo Press; 1st edition (July 10, 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 421 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0306812835
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0306812835
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1.13 x 9 inches
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great but lacking real examples
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Structured Explanation of the Subject
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