Why Buildings Fall Down : How Structures Fail
by Matthys Levy and Mario Salvadori
Two world-renowned structural engineers take us on a guided tour through the history of architectural and structural disasters from ancient time until the present. Their subjects range from the man-made destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in Armernia and San Francisco. New to this edition is a chapter on how terrorism has become a threat in the collapse of buildings, as witnessed at the World Trade Center.
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