Structures Or Why Things Don't Fall Down (Penguin Science) Paperback – 4 June 1991
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- Publisher : Penguin UK (4 June 1991)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0140136282
- ISBN-13 : 978-0140136289
- Item Weight : 312 g
- Dimensions : 13.34 x 2.16 x 19.81 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #17,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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this is an insanely cool book. i read for past three days. I will recommend it specially for students in high school or initial days of college. you will enjoy to know how things work around us. this will definitely help to lay the basic scientific approach for you initial days for any civil, mechanical or structural students.
other than students it is still a gem to read. this will clear your concepts again. whole book is theoretical based. unlike ridiculous books written for Indian college any person can read it. those books just write two lines and give the formula and solve some ridiculously old problems which do not help in practical applications. theory is a must to understand how things work. do not listen to anyone who tells you theoretical part of any subject is boring.
It also explains how minor points such as Factor of Safety have changed throughout history.
The best book on structural engineering I've read so far.
He's completely neglected vast portions of the subject like the effects of earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes etc.
I would not recommend it to anyone who wants to be enthralled by the world of structures.
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Sadly, in the Kindle edition, the various formulae are so tiny as to be unreadable. There are also several misspellings of names (e.g. Brunei) perhaps as a result of scanning text rather than relying it.