There is passion for engineering on every single page. Roma Agrawal has a special skill of reawakening that part of us that simply wants to understand how the built world works, and to dream of creating our own machines.
A wonderful book. A fascinating tour that brings to life the springs, ratchets and fibres that makes up the machines of our modern age
A masterclass in storytelling. Agrawal is the perfect narrator: her curiosity, technical knowledge and excitement fill every page.
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.
Essential reading for budding engineers, young and old.
Fascinating stories behind the humble devices that make our human world work, told with an engineer's infectious excitement and enthusiasm for detail.
Roma Agrawal locates the wonder of engineering in the lively Nuts and Bolts... she enriches her account by showing how her chosen devices also work in combination, creating artefacts as unlikely as they are exotic
Clear, lively and engaging... the history of engineering tells us about who we are and who we have been. It can even lead us to who we want to be
'Nuts & Bolts is a splendid book: clearly written, elegantly structured and full of facts you are unlikely to chance on anywhere else.'