An Introduction to the History of Structural Mechanics: Part I: Statics and Resistance of Solids

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This book is one of the finest I have ever read. To write a foreword for it is an honor, difficult to accept. Everyone knows that architects and master masons, long before there were mathematical theories, erected structures of astonishing originality, strength, and beauty. Many of these still stand. Were it not for our now acid atmosphere, we could expect them to stand for centuries more. We admire early architects' visible success in the distribution and balance of thrusts, and we presume that master masons had rules, ...

An Introduction to the History of Structural Mechanics: Part I: Statics and Resistance of Solids 2011, Springer

ISBN-13: 9781461277453

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An Introduction to the History of Structural Mechanics: Part I: Statics and Resistance of Solids 1990, Springer

ISBN-13: 9780387962276

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