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The Salvadori books are published by the W.W. Norton & Company, ISBN 0-393-30676-3 and 0-393-31152-X
Another good one is Engineers and Ivory Towers by Hardy Cross  No ISBN number (last reprint was 1969 I think) but Library of Congress number is 76-99628.
----- Original Message -----
From: Syed Faiz
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 7:53 AM
Subject: RE: [SPAM] - Why Buildings Fall Down (and stand up)

I would appreciate if you could pen-down for me the details like: name of the publisher & its address and the year published together with the edition. I shall probe the rest.
And, having read Salvadori's book "Structure in Architecture" (which is a very useful resource for me till todate), I can imagine (and I tend to agree with you) how useful these books should be.
Thanks in advance and best regards to all.
Syed Faiz Ahmad; MEngg, MASCE
Senior Structural Engineer
Saudi Oger Ltd
P.O. Box: 1449
Saudi Arabia
Cell: +966-508-169304
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From: Andrew Kester [mailto:akester(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 5:46 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: [SPAM] - Why Buildings Fall Down (and stand up) - Bayesian Filter detected spam


I bought "Why Buildings Fall Down" for around $10 on Amazon I believe. I have no idea if they will ship to Saudia Arabia, but with internet access you can find out. At least that will give you all the info on the book. I highly reccomend it for SEs for light reading and a good history lesson, but I would really reccomend it to young engineering students or high school students considering the profession (professors on the list may want to take note). It is written for a lay person but the more you know the more you will enjoy it. It may also be good for a spouse or family member that no matter how much you try you cannot get the gist of what we do across to them. I need to by the prequel, Why Buildings Stand Up. Finally I will learn how all that works :)


Andrew Kester, PE

Longwood, FL