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Gordon, J. E. (James Edward) 1913-1998

Overview
Works: 35 works in 314 publications in 8 languages and 5,505 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Popular works  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Action and adventure fiction  Biographies  Adventure stories  Instructional and educational works  Satire  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, htt, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR3454, 823.5
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Most widely held works by J. E Gordon
Structures : or, Why things don't fall down by J. E Gordon( Book )

93 editions published between 1978 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back--or give way under--thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper, a bias-cut dress, or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down is an informal explanation of the basic forces that hold together the ordinary and essential things of this world--from buildings and bodies to flying aircraft and eggshells. In a style that combines wit, a masterful command of his subject, and an encyclopedic range of reference, Gordon includes such chapters as "How to Design a Worm" and "The Advantage of Being a Beam," offering humorous insights in human and natural creation
The new science of strong materials, or, Why you don't fall through the floor by J. E Gordon( Book )

110 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of J. E. Gordon's classic introduction to the properties of materials used in engineering answers some fundamental and fascinating questions about how the material world around us functions. In particular, Gordon focuses on so-called strong materials, such as metals, wood, ceramics, glass, and bone. For each material in question, Gordon explains the unique physical and chemical basis for its inherent structural qualities in irrepressibly fresh and simple terms. He also shows how an in-depth understanding of these materials' intrinsic strengths (and weaknesses) guides our engineering choices, allowing us to build the structures that support our modern society. Philip Ball's new introduction describes Gordon's career and the impact of his innovations in materials research, while also discussing how the field has evolved since Gordon wrote this enduring example of first-rate scientific communication
The science of structures and materials by J. E Gordon( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book examines the strength of structures and materials from a eclectic viewpoint
Théophile Gautier by Maxime Du camp( Book )

8 editions published between 1893 and 2018 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new science of strong materials by J. E Gordon( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernardin de Saint-Pierre by Arvède Barine( Book )

11 editions published between 1893 and 2019 in English and French and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constantinople (Aziyadé) by Pierre Loti( Book )

3 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strutture, ovvero, Perchè le cose stanno in piedi by J. E Gordon( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structuresor Why things don't fall down by J. E Gordon( )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lastly, for reasons which must surely be obvious, l owe a humble oblation to Herodotus, once a citizen of Halicamassus
La nueva ciencia de los materiales by J. E Gordon( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Andrews refuses Lady Booby's advances, she discharges him, and Joseph - in the company of his old tutor, Parson Adams (one of the great comic figures of literature) - sets out from London to visit his sweetheart, Fanny. Along the way, the two travelers meet with a series of adventures - some hilarious, some heartstopping - in which through their own innocence and honesty they expose the hypocrisy and affectation of others. Joseph Andrews started out as a parody of Richardson's Pamela, but soon left that purpose behind and now is regarded as the first English realistic novel
Conservation through use : lessons from the Mesoamerican dry forest by Adrian Barrance( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saratoga and its environs. The natural home of the orange and lemon. An Address delivered before the Saratoga Village Improvement Association by J. E Gordon( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phytol-derived C₁₉ DI- and triolefinic hydrocarbons in marine zooplankton and fishes by Max Blumer( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qiang ren cai liao de ke xue : Ren wei shen me bu hui chuan guo lou ban diao xia qu. by deng Ge( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Influences in the making of black strategic leaders by J. E Gordon( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ability and opportunity for black leaders to succeed in the military has been influenced by education, occupation, singularity, mentorship and competition. As a result, many contributions of Black Strategic Leaders have gone practically unnoticed. A review of the contributions of Black Strategic Leaders using historical examples, in conjunction with the competencies of strategic leadership will show that Blacks have made significant contributions. Additionally, the data and the impact of the influences will reveal that race was the primary factor which prevented the presence and recognition of Black Strategic Leaders. To overcome the issues of race and recognition in the military system, Blacks must: use and be mentors, understand the environment of competition, assimilate into the larger society sooner, and make occupational choices conducive to becoming Black Strategic Leaders
Prune culture viewed from a commercial standpoint : an essay read at the State Fruit-Growers' Convention, held at San Jose, Ca[l]ifornia, 1892 by J. E Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservación mediante el uso : lecciones aprendidas en el bosque seco tropical mesoamericano by Adrian Barrance( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new science of strong materials by J. E Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kōzō no sekai( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gordon, J. E.

Gordon, J. E. 1913-1998

Gordon, J. E. (James Edward)

Gordon, J. E. (James Edward), 1913-

Gordon, James E. 1913-1998

Gordon, James Edward.

Gordon, James Edward 1913-

Gordon, James Edward, 1913-1988

Gordon, James Edward 1913-1998

Grodon, Jim 1913-1998

J. E. Gordon britisk ingeniør

J.E. Gordon Brits ingenieur (1913-1998)

J. E. Gordon brittisk ingenjör

J. E. (James Edward) Gordon

James Edward Gordon

James Edward Gordon britischer Werkstoffwissenschaftler

James Edward Gordon ingegnere inglese

Гордон, Дж 1913-

Гордон, Джеймс Эдвард, 1913-1998.

고든, J. E. 1913-1998

고든, J. 에드워드 1913-1998

고든, 제임스 에드워드 1913-1998

ゴードン, J. E.

Languages
English (251)

Italian (12)

Spanish (11)

French (6)

Japanese (5)

German (4)

Chinese (3)

Dutch (2)