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No. 8 Re-Wired
Author: Jon Bridges

ISBN: 9780143571957
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 24 September 2014
Country of Publication: NZ
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 19.3 x 1.8
Description:
If necessity is the mother of invention then Kiwi ingenuity is its father.

No. 8 Re-wired is a comprehensive, colourful treasury of New Zealand inventions - jam-packed with the stories behind 202 home-grown creations and the crafty people who dreamt them up. From well-known innovations (human flight, the discovery of DNA, the pavlova) to lesser-known feats (instant coffee, the referee's whistle, the electronic petrol pump) to the newest in high-tech world-firsts (robots and jetpacks!), it is the most complete and entertaining book ever on Kiwi ingenuity. And, yes, the pav is definitely ours.

A surprising and absorbing account of Kiwi can-do, and a celebration of the No. 8 wire spirit on which New Zealand is built, it's also a revealing look at how innovation can power us into the future.

'No. 8 Re-wired brilliantly celebrates New Zealanders' disrespect for the status quo.' -Sir Ray Avery

About the Authors

Jon Bridges is a well-known TV presenter and producer, with such credits as IceTV, Who Ate All the Pies?, and the panel s...

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