Super Structures: The Science of Bridges, Buildings, Dams, and Other Feats of Engineering

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9780801894374: Super Structures: The Science of Bridges, Buildings, Dams, and Other Feats of Engineering

Ever wonder how a graceful and slender bridge can support enormous loads over truly astonishing spans? Why domes and free-standing arches survive earthquakes that flatten the rest of a city? Physicist Mark Denny looks at the large structures around us-tall buildings, long bridges, and big dams-and explains how they were designed and built and why they sometimes collapse, topple, or burst. Denny uses clear, accessible language to explain the physics behind such iconic structures as the Parthenon, the Eiffel Tower, the Forth Rail Bridge in Edinburgh, and Hoover Dam. His friendly approach allows readers to appreciate the core principles that keep these engineering marvels upright without having to master complex mathematical equations. Employing history, humor, and simple physics to consider such topics as when to use screws or nails, what trusses are, why iron beams are often I-shaped, and why medieval cathedrals have buttresses, Denny succeeds once again in making physics fun.

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Extraordinary guide to the hidden secrets of modern man-made miracles... Highly recommended.

( Midwest Book Review)

It will appeal to the interested layperson who is curious about how structures work and about the factors influencing their development over several millennia. It would also be useful background reading for students of architecture and building (and even of engineering, if you don’t tell your professor).

(Peter R. Smith Architectural Science Review)

Denny's new book is perfused with this sense of excitement... It is to be recommended.

(Len Fisher Physics World)

The author's goal in writing this book is 'to explain, with technical accuracy but minimal math, why our large engineering structures... are built the way they are.' Denny, a theoretical physicist and author of numerous works facilitating an understanding of science concepts... does an excellent job with that.

( Choice)

This would be a good book to add to the school or department library, and anyone who is interested in the design of structures should find it an interesting read.

(Miriam Chaplin School Science Review)

Denny has written an accessible volume that should be informative and entertaining to physicists who are not expert in structural engineering.

(Derry W. Jones Contemporary Physics)

Structures stand, soar and collapse based on fundamental physics principles.

( Science News)

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Denny's wry humor is fun to read and made me laugh out loud.

(Mark Kidger, author of Astronomical Enigmas)

Denny largely sheds the complexity of mathematical constructs, distilling their most salient features into a more qualitative understanding of radar and sonar systems.

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Indeed, Denny's writing is anything but dry and boring. He adeptly explains complex subject matter and does so with relatively simple language and minimal use of symbolic notation.

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Descrizione libro JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Ever wonder how a graceful and slender bridge can support enormous loads over truly astonishing spans? Why domes and free-standing arches survive earthquakes that flatten the rest of a city? Physicist Mark Denny looks at the large structures around us-tall buildings, long bridges, and big dams-and explains how they were designed and built and why they sometimes collapse, topple, or burst. Denny uses clear, accessible language to explain the physics behind such iconic structures as the Parthenon, the Eiffel Tower, the Forth Rail Bridge in Edinburgh, and Hoover Dam. His friendly approach allows readers to appreciate the core principles that keep these engineering marvels upright without having to master complex mathematical equations. Employing history, humor, and simple physics to consider such topics as when to use screws or nails, what trusses are, why iron beams are often I-shaped, and why medieval cathedrals have buttresses, Denny succeeds once again in making physics fun. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780801894374

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Descrizione libro JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Ever wonder how a graceful and slender bridge can support enormous loads over truly astonishing spans? Why domes and free-standing arches survive earthquakes that flatten the rest of a city? Physicist Mark Denny looks at the large structures around us-tall buildings, long bridges, and big dams-and explains how they were designed and built and why they sometimes collapse, topple, or burst. Denny uses clear, accessible language to explain the physics behind such iconic structures as the Parthenon, the Eiffel Tower, the Forth Rail Bridge in Edinburgh, and Hoover Dam. His friendly approach allows readers to appreciate the core principles that keep these engineering marvels upright without having to master complex mathematical equations. Employing history, humor, and simple physics to consider such topics as when to use screws or nails, what trusses are, why iron beams are often I-shaped, and why medieval cathedrals have buttresses, Denny succeeds once again in making physics fun. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780801894374

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Descrizione libro Johns Hopkins University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Super Structures: The Science of Bridges, Buildings, Dams, and Other Feats of Engineering, Mark Denny, Ever wonder how a graceful and slender bridge can support enormous loads over truly astonishing spans? Why domes and free-standing arches survive earthquakes that flatten the rest of a city? Physicist Mark Denny looks at the large structures around us-tall buildings, long bridges, and big dams-and explains how they were designed and built and why they sometimes collapse, topple, or burst. Denny uses clear, accessible language to explain the physics behind such iconic structures as the Parthenon, the Eiffel Tower, the Forth Rail Bridge in Edinburgh, and Hoover Dam. His friendly approach allows readers to appreciate the core principles that keep these engineering marvels upright without having to master complex mathematical equations. Employing history, humor, and simple physics to consider such topics as when to use screws or nails, what trusses are, why iron beams are often I-shaped, and why medieval cathedrals have buttresses, Denny succeeds once again in making physics fun. Codice libro della libreria B9780801894374

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Descrizione libro Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. Condizione libro: New. 2010. First Edition (US) First Printing. Paperback. Employing history, humor, and simple physics to consider such topics as when to use screws or nails, what trusses are, why iron beams are often I-shaped, and why medieval cathedrals have buttresses, Denny succeeds once again in making physics fun. Num Pages: 280 pages, 133, 74 black & white halftones, 59 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: TNC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 228 x 135 x 18. Weight in Grams: 452. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780801894374

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