Why Buildings Fall Down

Why Buildings Fall Down
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Publisher : National Geographic Books
Total Pages : 0
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ISBN-10 : 9780393311525
ISBN-13 : 039331152X
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Book Synopsis Why Buildings Fall Down by : Matthys Levy

Download or read book Why Buildings Fall Down written by Matthys Levy and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2002-03-05 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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