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You Can't Win 'Em All : Confessions of a Public Works Engineer
by Bob Norman
SIGNED BY AUTHOR: "To Brian... Bob"
Very good softback, crease on corner.

'Few of us, as we drive along New Zealand's roads, cross its bridges or pass through its tunnels, think of the people whose engineering skills and ingenuity made these vital public works possible. One of those 'hidden' people was Bob Norman, who spent his working life as a civil engineer, rising to become commissioner of works. He was, for two years, a commissioner in the State Services Commission. Bob has been at the forefront of many of this country's biggest and most vital engineering projects and has represented NZ at the international level on such bodies as UNESCO and the United Nations. After his retirement, he became involved with the Antarctic, reporting on the DSIR's support services for NZs Antarctic programme and chairing the Ross Dependency Research Committee. This book is Bob Norman's witty, articulate and always interesting account of an especially rich and full working life. From comical anecdotes to fascinating insights into the workings of government and public service, this book is more than one man's story; it is the story of our own nation's development over the last 40 years' Please click here to ask a question
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