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No. 8 Re-Wired free pdf 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 Jon Bridges

Jon Bridges is a well-known TV presenter and producer, with such credits as IceTV, Who Ate All the Pies?, and the panel show Would I Lie to You?. For the past four years he has been the producer of New Zealand's most successful TV comedy show, 7 Days. Jon has also written a column for the New Zealand Listener, a popular blog for Stuff.co.nz, and a book on cycling in New Zealand, Easy Rider. Jon also co-wrote three other books with David, including the precursor to this one, No. 8 Wire, in 1998. Jon lives in the house he built with his designer wife Gemma, along with their recent addition Xeno. A native of Whanganui, David Downs began his working life as an actor, writer, comedian and co-founder (with Jon and others) of The Classic Comedy

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Author : Jon Bridges
Publisher : Penguin Books (NZ)
Data Published : 24 September 2014
ISBN : 0143571958
EAN : 9780143571957
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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