Understanding the World's Greatest Structures - Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity

Start watching with your public library card or university login

Understanding the World's Greatest Structures
Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity

2011

Now, experience the engineering genius that makes these works possible with Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity--a marvelous learning experience that takes you...

Read more
Features
Stephen Ressler Ph.D

In This Series

Learning to See and Understand Structure
Episode 1
Learning to See and Understand Structure
The Science of Structure - Forces in Balance
Episode 2
The Science of Structure - Forces in Balance
Internal Forces, Stress, and Strength
Episode 3
Internal Forces, Stress, and Strength
From Wood to Steel - Properties of Materials
Episode 4
From Wood to Steel - Properties of Materials
Building Up: Columns and Buckling
Episode 5
Building Up: Columns and Buckling
Building Across: Beams and Bending
Episode 6
Building Across: Beams and Bending
Trusses: The Power of the Triangle
Episode 7
Trusses: The Power of the Triangle
Cables and Arches: The Power of the Parabola
Episode 8
Cables and Arches: The Power of the Parabola
Loads and Structural Systems
Episode 9
Loads and Structural Systems
Egypt and Greece: Pyramids to the Parthenon
Episode 10
Egypt and Greece: Pyramids to the Parthenon
The Glory of Rome in Arches and Vaults
Episode 11
The Glory of Rome in Arches and Vaults
The Rise and Fall of the Gothic Cathedral
Episode 12
The Rise and Fall of the Gothic Cathedral
Three Great Domes: Rome to the Renaissance
Episode 13
Three Great Domes: Rome to the Renaissance
How Iron and Science Transformed Arch Bridges
Episode 14
How Iron and Science Transformed Arch Bridges
Suspension Bridges: The Battle of the Cable
Episode 15
Suspension Bridges: The Battle of the Cable
Suspension Bridges: The Challenge of Wind
Episode 16
Suspension Bridges: The Challenge of Wind
Great Cantilever Bridges: Tragedy and Triumph
Episode 17
Great Cantilever Bridges: Tragedy and Triumph
The Rise of Iron- and Steel-Framed Buildings
Episode 18
The Rise of Iron- and Steel-Framed Buildings
The Great Skyscraper Race
Episode 19
The Great Skyscraper Race
The Beauty and Versatility of Modern Concrete
Episode 20
The Beauty and Versatility of Modern Concrete
Amazing Thin Shells: Strength from Curvature
Episode 21
Amazing Thin Shells: Strength from Curvature
Vast Roof Systems of Iron and Steel
Episode 22
Vast Roof Systems of Iron and Steel
The Incredible Lightness of Tension Structures
Episode 23
The Incredible Lightness of Tension Structures
Strategies for Understanding Any Structure
Episode 24
Strategies for Understanding Any Structure