Why buildings fall down : how structures fail

Matthys Levy and Mario Salvadori ; illustrations by Kevin Woest

"Whatever goes up must come down" does not, fortunately, apply to most of the structures in today's world. In fact, whenever a building, a bridge, a tunnel, or a dam collapses nowadays, it is front page news and often the beginning of a hunt for clues and culprits as fascinating as any detective story. In this book, two of the world's premier structural engineers take us on a journey through the history of architectural and structural catastrophes, from the Parthenon and Rome's Coliseum to more recent disasters such as the Ronan Point Tower in London, the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City and the Malpasset Dam in France. This is a book that delights as it instructs, an easily digested feast of architectural flops and flummoxes, whether caused by natural disaster or human error, or both.

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書名 Why buildings fall down : how structures fail
著作者等 Levy, Matthys
Salvadori, Mario George
Salvadori Mario
シリーズ名 A Norton paperback
出版元 W.W. Norton
刊行年月 1994
版表示 New ed
ページ数 334 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 039331152X
NCID BA26917149
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国