Nuts and Bolts

Nuts and Bolts


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Publishers Reviews


'A masterclass in storytelling, Agrawal is the perfect narrator, her curiosity, technical knowledge and excitement fill every page. It left me inspired by the ingenuity of historic engineers and optimistic for future innovation.' - Jess Wade, physicist and author of Nano 'Inside this wonderfully engaging book is a profound message: that so much of technology comes from ingenious reiterations of just a few innovations in engineering. Roma Agrawal brings these inventions vividly to life.' 

Roma Agrawal is an engineer, author and presenter who is best known for working on the design of The Shard, Western Europe's tallest tower. She studied engineering at Imperial College London and physics at the University of Oxford. Roma has given talks to thousands at universities, schools and organisations around the world, including TEDx. She has also presented numerous TV shows for the BBC, Channel 4 and Discovery, and hosts her own podcast, Building Stories. Her first book, BUILT (2018) won an AAAS science book award and has been translated into eight languages. Roma is passionate about promoting engineering and technical careers to young people, particularly those from minoritized groups, and has won international awards for her technical prowess and for her advocacy for the profession, including the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering's Rooke Award. She was appointed an MBE in 2018 for services to engineering.