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J. E. Gordon , a professor at the University of Reading, is renowned for his research in plastics, crystals, and new materials.
Not the easiest read, although he's clearly trying to write for a non-technical audience. Very interesting and would recommend.Published 7 months ago by SuzanneCayman
The two copies of the books I ordered were left on my step in a cardboard box while it rained all day. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jeff
Great introduction to get good structural intuition. Gives historical background and clear explanation on different kind of structures. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sebastien Lalancette
Most interesting book, good test, pictures. If you are interested in history and how things work this book is for you.Published 20 months ago by Diana Esmits
I first read this book more than 20 years ago when I was a high school student. Today, I am a practising professional engineer and I still think this is the best introduction to... Read morePublished on April 7 2008 by Michael S. Killeavy
The book is indeed good for the layman (I would even say very good), but it lacks rigour and this makes it less usable for professional purposes... Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2003
At times I was annoyed by Mr Gordon's style - this is the work of a real old-world engineer. The little anecdotes he scatters through the work where so-and-so told him something,... Read morePublished on May 25 2002 by A. G. Plumb
I bought this book translated into Spanish. (Ediciones Celeste)ISBN 84-8211-190-6.
I'm Civil (Structural) and Industrial engineer. Read more
While deciding on my major in college I read this book. It provides a good overview of Structures in terms anyone can understand. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2002 by Cavan