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Why Buildings Fall Down

Why Structures Fail

Matthys Levy (Author), Mario Salvadori (Author), Kevin Woest (Illustrated by)

Overview | Inside the Book
 

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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • February 2002
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31152-5
  • 6.1 × 9.3 in / 352 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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