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No. 8 re-charged : 202 world-changing innovations from New Zealand

Author: David Downs; Michelle Dickinson
Publisher: Auckland : Penguin Random House New Zealand, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An entertaining look at New Zealands science and technology achievements. From Peter Beck, of Rocket Lab, to the local manufacture of dart boards (which lead the world really!), this book takes a look at our cutting edge technologies. Conventional wisdom says that a small, agricultural nation should trade only milk, logs and wool but technology is now the third largest export sector, and the breadth of work going on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Downs; Michelle Dickinson
ISBN: 9780143771258 0143771256
OCLC Number: 1001434755
Notes: National Library of New Zealand Cataloguing in Publication (CiP) record.
Description: 272 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: the upstart nation --
Up in the air: planes, drones and rockets --
The human body: from hospital beds to cancer breakthroughs --
Social innovation: change, for good --
It's all fun and games: it's about serious fun --
Of water and the sea: boats, anchors and surfboards --
Machines, large and small: large, loud and globally successful --
Film and pictures: screen stars, large and small --
The land of the clouds: Aoraki and Aotearoa --
Down on the farm: robots, designer cows and turtle tracking --
Global fingerprints: from New Zealand to the world.
Responsibility: David Downs and Dr Michelle Dickinson.

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An entertaining look at New Zealands science and technology achievements. From Peter Beck, of Rocket Lab, to the local manufacture of dart boards (which lead the world really!), this book takes a look at our cutting edge technologies. Conventional wisdom says that a small, agricultural nation should trade only milk, logs and wool but technology is now the third largest export sector, and the breadth of work going on in our science, ICT and technology industries is world leading. Yes, in the past we split the atom, and that was rightly celebrated, but now there is a more contemporary story to tell, with a wider breadth of companies, people and ideas to inspire."--Publisher information.

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