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Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity (The Great Courses, DVD) by Stephen Ressier - 2011 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000002962)

Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity (The Great Courses, DVD)

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Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity (The Great Courses, DVD)

by Stephen Ressier

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Chantilly, VA: Teaching Company, 2011. DVD. Twenty-four 30-minute lectures on four Fine DVDs in a Fine original case along with an As New 202-page paperback Course Guidebook. No shrink-wrap, otherwise As New. Pristine inside and out. Not from a library. Suitable for gifting.

The Giza pyramids. Brunelleschi's dome. The Brooklyn Bridge. Each of these structures is iconic. They provoke a sense of awe and wonder. They are as beautiful to behold as they are fascinating to study: how did the engineers who designed these structures accomplish these feats? These lectures begin by studying the scientific principles that govern structural elements and the building blocks that compose nearly all structures from arches to columns to cables. Once you've grasped these basics, you can apply them to more than 150 iconic structures from Paris to Dubai to New York City, gleaning insights into some of mankind's most impressive buildings, bridges, and towers. Throughout your journey, you will come back to the classroom to witness hands-on demonstrations of structural engineering and stunning 3-D animations that allow you to see the structure behind the facade, giving you a view that is unmatched by any book, video, or guided tour.
Contents:
Lecture 1 Learning to See and Understand Structure ;
Lecture 2 The Science of Structure—Forces in Balance ;
Lecture 3 Internal Forces, Stress, and Strength ;
Lecture 4 From Wood to Steel—Properties of Materials ;
Lecture 5 Building Up—Columns and Buckling ;
Lecture 6 Building Across—Beams and Bending ;
Lecture 7 Trusses—The Power of the Triangle ;
Lecture 8 Cables and Arches—The Power of the Parabola ;
Lecture 9 Loads and Structural Systems ;
Lecture 10 Egypt and Greece—Pyramids to the Parthenon ;
Lecture 11 The Glory of Rome in Arches and Vaults ;
Lecture 12 The Rise and Fall of the Gothic Cathedral ;
Lecture 13 Three Great Domes—Rome to the Renaissance ;
Lecture 14 How Iron and Science Transformed Arch Bridges ;
Lecture 15 Suspension Bridges—The Battle of the Cable ;
Lecture 16 Suspension Bridges—The Challenge of Wind ;
Lecture 17 Great Cantilever Bridges—Tragedy and Triumph ;
Lecture 18 The Rise of Iron- and Steel-Framed Buildings ;
Lecture 19 The Great Skyscraper Race ;
Lecture 20 The Beauty and Versatility of Modern Concrete ;
Lecture 21 Amazing Thin Shells—Strength from Curvature ;
Lecture 22 Vast Roof Systems of Iron and Steel ;
Lecture 23 The Incredible Lightness of Tension Structures ;
Lecture 24 Strategies for Understanding Any Structure.

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RWARE0000002962
Title
Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity (The Great Courses, DVD)
Author
Stephen Ressier
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DVD
Book condition
Used - Fine
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Fine
Quantity available
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ISBN 10
1598037250
ISBN 13
9781598037258
Publisher
Teaching Company
Place of Publication
Chantilly, VA
Date published
2011
Keywords
Great Courses, Teaching Company, audiobook, audio book, architecture, building, civil, structural, engineering, structures, columns, beams, trusses, cables, arches, bridges, skyscrapers, concrete
Bookseller catalogs
Science & Technology; The Great Courses / The Teaching Company;
Size
8vo

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