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Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail Contributor(s): Levy, Matthys (Author) , Salvadori, Mario (Author) , Woest, Kevin (Illustrator)

Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail Contributor(s): Levy, Matthys (Author) , Salvadori, Mario (Author) , Woest, Kevin (Illustrator)

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Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail
Contributor(s): Levy, Matthys (Author) , Salvadori, Mario (Author) , Woest, Kevin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 039331152X    EAN: 9780393311525
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company    
US SRP: $18.95 US  
Binding: Paperback
Copyright Date: 2002
Pub Date: February 17, 2002
Physical Info: 1.0" H x 9.2" L x 6.1" W (1.15 lbs) 352 pages

The authors examine buildings of all kinds, from ancient domes like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to the state-of-the-art Hartford Civic Arena. Their subjects range from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in Armenia and San Francisco.

The stories that make up Why Buildings Fall Down are in the end very human ones, tales of the interaction of people and nature, of architects, engineers, builders, materials, and natural forces all coming together in sometimes dramatic (and always instructive) ways. B/W line drawings

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