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why buildings fall downWhy 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.

Code: 11612

Member price: $16.15

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