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Big ideas : 100 wonders of NZ engineering

Author: Matthew Wright
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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New Zealand's number-eight wire mentality has brought about some incredible engineering solutions to create structures and systems to wonder at, from the Manapouri underground power station to Burt Munro's famous Indian motorcycle. Who designed these amazing things? How were they built? What innovative solutions did the engineers use to overcome problems of terrain, weather, materials and cost? From early Maori and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Wright
ISBN: 9781869791070 186979107X
OCLC Number: 421587929
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 30 cm
Other Titles: Big ideas : one hundred wonders of New Zealand engineering
100 wonders of NZ engineering
One hundred wonders of NZ engineering
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Wonders of New Zealand Engineering features 100 projects from around the country with informative text, fact boxes and historic photographs. This is a great book to dip into or read from cover to  Read more...

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