Introduction to Structures (Architect’s Guidebooks to Structures)

Introduction to Structures (Architect's Guidebooks to Structures)Introduction to Structures – the lead book in the Architect’s Guidebook to Structures series – presents structures in simple, accessible fashion through beautiful illustrations, worked examples, and from the perspective of practicing professionals with a combined experience of over 75 years. It introduces the student to, and reminds the practitioner of, fundamental structural design principles. Beginning by introducing structural forms in nature …

Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down

Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall DownFor 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….