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Big Ideas free pdf Roads, bridges, dams, railway viaducts, tunnels ...New Zealand is full of amazing feats of engineering. Our number-eight wire mentality has brought about some incredible engineering solutions to create structures and systems to wonder at, from the Manapouri underground power station to Burt Munro's famous Indian motorcycle. Who designed these amazing things? How were they built? What innovative solutions did their engineers use to overcome problems of terrain, weather, materials and cost? From early Maori and European settlement through the boom days of the late 1900s into the Depression-era projects of the early twentieth century and on to the Think Big years, Wonders of New Zealand Engineering features 100 projects from around the country with informative text, fact boxes and historic photographs. This is a great book to dip into or read from cover to cover, showing the development of New Zealand's fascinating engineering heritage.

About Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright is one of New Zealand's most published and bestselling historians, who has written extensively on many aspects of New Zealand's past. He has qualifications in music, history and anthropology, holds postgraduate degrees in history, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society at University College, London. Renowned for his military history, he is also well known for his work on social history, and has a passionate interest in science and technology. His work has been recognised for its detailed research, and his total of more than 50 books includes a general history of New Zealand, a history of the New Zealand Wars, books on settler society and life, and a critically acclaimed biography of Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Freyberg. His book Hawke's Bay the history of a province won a J M Sherrard Award in local and regional history in 1996. Other titles include: Big Ideas: 100 wonders of New Zealand engineering- Behind Enemy Lines: Kiwi freedom fighters in World War II- Torpedoes: Kiwis at sea in World War II- Trains, Tunnels, Bridges: Icons of our New Zealand rail history- and Trucks Across New Zealand. He edited Escape: Kiwi POWs on the run in World War 2, Behind Enemy Lines and Torpedo! Matthew has been a published author for over 30 years, as an historian, reviewer and journalist, and has written on many topics, including travel guides, biography, engineering, and military and social history. He lives in Wellington with his wife, Judith. See more at, and see his blog at

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Author : Matthew Wright
Publisher : Random House New Zealand Ltd
Data Published : 07 August 2009
ISBN : 186979107X
EAN : 9781869791070
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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