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No. 8 re-charged : 202 world-changing innovations from New Zealand / David Downs and Dr Michelle Dickinson.

By: Downs, David (David William).
Contributor(s): Dickinson, Michelle [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Random House New Zealand, 2017Description: 272 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143771258; 0143771256.Other title: Number eight re-charged.Subject(s): Inventions -- New Zealand | Inventors -- New ZealandDDC classification: 609.93
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.
Summary: 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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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Take notice, world, New Zealand is undergoing a re-charge.
The 'No. 8 wire' thinking we have been so proud of is being expanded and improved.
No. 8 Re-charged tells a compelling and accessible story of modern New Zealand and its world-beating products and ideas. From drone technology to electric farm bikes and computer graphics, from space-age umbrellas to fitness trackers and the world's leading DJ software - New Zealand developers, entrepreneurs and companies are winning in areas where no one thought we could even compete.
Chapters-
1. Up in the Air - Planes, Drones and Rockets
2. The Human Body - From Hospital Beds to Cancer Breakthroughs
3. Social Innovation - Change, for Good
4. It's all Fun and Games - It's about Serious Fun
5. Of Water and the Sea - Boats, Anchors and Surfboards
6. Machines, Large and Small - Large, loud and Globally Successful
7. Film and Pictures - Screen Stars, Large and Small
8. The Land of the Clouds - Aoraki and Aotearoa
9. Down on the Farm - Robots, Designer Cows and Turtle Tracking
10. Global Fingerprints - From New Zealand to the World

David Downs was born in Whanganui.

Includes index.

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.

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.