Nuts and Bolts: Seven Small Inventions That Changed the World (in a Big Way)
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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. From the physics behind both Roman nails and modern skyscrapers to rudimentary springs that inspired lithium batteries, Agrawal shows us how even the most sophisticated items are built on the foundations of these ancient and fundamental breakthroughs in engineering.
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Tracing the surprising journeys of each invention through the millennia, Roma reveals how handmade Roman nails led to modern skyscrapers, how the potter’s wheel enabled space exploration, and how humble lenses helped her conceive a child against the odds. Als Versandart wählen wir immer eine schnelle Option (in Deutschland Brief oder DHL-Paket, ins Ausland Warenpost oder DHL-Paket).Josephine Cochran, a socialite and mother of two, found that her maid kept chipping her dishes while doing the washing-up. Agrawal says Kwolek’s discovery was “all the more noteworthy because it took place in an industry that, at the time, was extremely male-dominated. Agrawal enriches her account by showing how her chosen devices also work in combination, creating artefacts as unlikely as they are exotic.
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Seiten Buch ist in einem sehr guten Zustand, Papier in sehr gutem Zustand, Text in englischer und deutscher Sprache.Together, they have enabled humanity to see the invisible, build the spectacular, communicate across vast distances, and even escape our planet. Roma has given talks to thousands at universities, schools and organisations around the world, including TEDx. The nail, along with its derivatives – such as the rivet, screw and bolt – meant that we could expand our horizons by joining things together.