Structures Or Why Things Don't Fall Down

Paperback | June 4, 1991

byJ E Gordon

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In "The New Science of Strong Materials" the author made plain the secrets of materials science. In this volume he explains the importance and properties of different structures.

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Whether you're interested in how dresses are made or how we build bridges, J.E. Gordon has some fascinating answers. Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down tells you why the Romans removed the wheels from their chariots overnight and why birds have feathers. Written in an accessible style but not overly simplifying the science behin...

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In "The New Science of Strong Materials" the author made plain the secrets of materials science. In this volume he explains the importance and properties of different structures.

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PENGUIN SCIENCEFor those who find difficulty in communicating with engineers, Professor Gordon is a godsendHis The Science of Strong Materials made plain the secrets of materials science, and now with this volume he explains the importance and properties of different structures in a way, which will appeal to everyone.Engineers will of ...

James Edward Gordon was born in 1913. He took a degree in naval architecture at Glasgow University and worked in wood and steel shipyards, intending to design sailing ships. On the outbreak of the Second World War he moved to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough, where he worked on wooden aircraft, plastics and unorthodox ma...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 4, 1991Publisher:Penguin Uk

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ISBN - 10:0140136282

ISBN - 13:9780140136289

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Whether you're interested in how dresses are made or how we build bridges, J.E. Gordon has some fascinating answers. Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down tells you why the Romans removed the wheels from their chariots overnight and why birds have feathers. Written in an accessible style but not overly simplifying the science behind it, this fun book will instruct you about how humanity has managed to alter the world. You'll be amazed at how much of our culture is supported by the sturdy legs of technology.