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Scientific Canadian : invention and innovation from Canada's National Research Council

Author: Roy Mayer
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mayer, Roy.
Scientific Canadian.
Vancouver : Raincoast Books, 1999
(OCoLC)606300796
Online version:
Mayer, Roy.
Scientific Canadian.
Vancouver : Raincoast Books, 1999
(OCoLC)607042724
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Mayer
ISBN: 1551922665 9781551922669
OCLC Number: 41347212
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction: The National Research Council of Canada --
1. Ventures into space --
2. Aviation safety --
3. Electronics mastery --
4. Aids for the disabled --
5. Arts and entertainment --
6. Medical advents --
7. The realities of virtual reality --
8. Microscopic treasure --
9. Information technology --
10. Energy alternatives --
11. Crime-fighting technologies --
12. Partners in construction --
Afterword: Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree --
Appendix 1: NRC Nobel laureates --
Appendix 2: NRC facilities --
Appendix 3: The Gold Medal for Science and Engineering --
Appendix 4: NRC inventions and innovations --
Appendix 5: Index of companies mentioned --
Appendix 6: Index of scientists and engineers mentioned.
Responsibility: Roy Mayer.

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