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Matthys Levy

Matthys P. Levy is a founding Principal and Chairman Emeritus of Weidlinger Associates, Consulting Engineers. He was born in Switzerland graduated from the City College of New York and Columbia University where he served as an adjunct professor. He is a frequent lecturer at universities, professional conferences and public venues.

Mr. Levy is the recipient of many awards including the ASCE Innovation in Civil Engineering Award and the Egleston medal from Columbia University. He has published numerous papers and co-authored several books.

Levy is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers and other professional societies. He is also a founding director of the Salvadori Center that serves youngsters by teaching mathematics and science through motivating hands-on learning about the built environment.
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Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis
Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis (4 Formats) ›
By Matthys Levy, By Mario Salvadori
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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Published Feb 2009

With fascinating experiments, models, and demonstrations, this scientific survey provides a vivid exploration of natural phenomena. Ideal for budding earth scientists, this in-depth resource demonstrates how to build a seismograph to record a simulated earthquake, compare pressure waves and shear waves—the two types of ground shocks—with a Slinky, and replicate a tsunami’s destructive effect on a “coastline” built in a bathtub. The chapters answer questions such as Can animals “predict” earthquakes? How have various cultures explained the movement of the earth throughout history? and Why do some volcanoes ooze rivers of lava while others blow their tops? Additional topics include how to earthquake-proof homes, protect oneself during a tremor, and construct simple models to test seismographs.

Engineering the City
Engineering the City (4 Formats) ›
By Matthys Levy, By Richard Panchyk
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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Published Oct 2000

How does a city obtain water, gas, and electricity? Where do these services come from? How are they transported? The answer is infrastructure, or the inner, and sometimes invisible, workings of the city. Roads, railroads, bridges, telephone wires, and power lines are visible elements of the infrastructure; sewers, plumbing pipes, wires, tunnels, cables, and sometimes rails are usually buried underground or hidden behind walls. Engineering the City tells the fascinating story of infrastructure as it developed through history along with the growth of cities. Experiments, games, and construction diagrams show how these structures are built, how they work, and how they affect the environment of the city and the land outside it.