Fantastic Engineering Basics Course from Teaching Company

Everybody needs some product placement in today’s world, right?

Well, instead of sending cash to AE911Truth and their buddies, why not spend some money and actually learn something about how buildings work?

The Teaching Company’s Great Courses are something I’ve enjoyed several of. Now they’ve released an engineering basics course that quite good. It’s called Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity, and it’s taught by Stephen Ressler, an instructor at West Point. Boy, you can’t get any more government-sponsored than that, can you?

I’m on lecture 7 now, as Ressler works his way through the six basic structural pieces. Yes, he will eventually get to the World Trade Center buildings and even discuss their collapse, which I’m looking forward to. But he’s such a great instructor that you’ll be impressed by a late 19th century British textile mill as easily as the Brooklyn Bridge or the Great Pyramid of Giza. He occasionally wades out into the deep water, but not so far as to get completely esoteric. It’s true: the better your advanced math skills, the more you will get out of it (I also recommend the Great Course calculus fundamentals class). But you don’t have to know trigonometry to appreciate the way structures have grown and innovated over the years.

Anyone interested in the controlled demolition theories of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth will benefit immensely from this course. And if it’s full price, just wait a couple of months. They always put every course on sale throughout the year at some point. But it’s worth full price if you’ve got the room on your Visa!

March 28, 2012 · Joseph Nobles · Comments Closed
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