Ingenious How Canadian Innovators Made The World Smarter Smaller Kinder Safer Healthier Wealthier And Happier

Author: David Johnston
Publisher: Signal
ISBN: 0771050917
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To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, Governor General David Johnston and Tom Jenkins have crafted a richly illustrated volume of brilliant Canadian innovations whose widespread adoption has made the world a better place. From Bovril to BlackBerrys, lightbulbs to liquid helium, peanut butter to Pablum, this is a surprising and incredibly varied collection to make Canadians proud, and to our unique entrepreneurial spirit.


Successful innovation is always inspired by at least one of three forces -- insight, necessity, and simple luck. Ingenious moves through history to explore what circumstances, incidents, coincidences, and collaborations motivated each great Canadian idea, and what twist of fate then brought that idea into public acceptance. Above all, the book explores what goes on in the mind of an innovator, and maps the incredible spectrum of personalities that have struggled to improve the lot of their neighbours, their fellow citizens, and their species.
     From the marvels of aboriginal invention such as the canoe, snowshoe, igloo, dogsled, lifejacket, and bunk bed to the latest pioneering advances in medicine, education, philanthropy, science, engineering, community development, business, the arts, and the media, Canadians have improvised and collaborated their way to international admiration. Ingenious tells you why they did it and how they made the world a better place.

Innovation Nation How Canadian Innovators Made The World Smarter Smaller Kinder Safer Healthier Wealthier Happier

Author: David Johnston
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 0735263019
Size: 63.10 MB
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This young readers edition of Ingenious focuses on 50 kid-friendly Canadian innovations that changed the world, from canoes to whoopie cushions, chocolate bars to Pablum. Co-written by Canada's Governor General and accompanied by contemporary illustrations, this adaptation offers young Canadians a way to celebrate our history and world contributions on Canada's 150th birthday.

Successful innovation is always inspired by at least one of three forces -- insight, necessity and simple luck. Innovation Nation moves through history to explore what circumstances, incidents, coincidences and collaborations motivated each great Canadian idea, and what twist of fate then brought that idea into public acceptance.
     From the marvels of aboriginal inventions such as the canoe, igloo and lifejacket to the latest pioneering advances in medicine, education, science, engineering and the arts, Canadians have improvised and worked together to make the world a better place. With striking, vibrant illustrations throughout, Innovation Nation is a gorgeous companion to the adult edition that will surprise, enlighten and entertain young readers, and will be a valuable resource for teachers and librarians.

Ingenious

Author: Tom Jenkins
Publisher: Signal
ISBN: 0771050917
Size: 55.92 MB
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From Bovril to BlackBerrys, lightbulbs to liquid helium, peanut butter to Pablum, this is a surprising and incredibly varied collection to make Canadians proud, and to our unique entrepreneurial spirit.

Ingenious

Author: David Johnston
Publisher: Signal
ISBN: 077105095X
Size: 45.20 MB
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Above all, the book explores what goes on in the mind of an innovator, and maps the incredible spectrum of personalities that have struggled to improve the lot of their neighbours, their fellow citizens, and their species.

Innovation Nation

Author: David Johnston
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 0735263027
Size: 62.57 MB
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This young readers edition of Ingenious focuses on 50 kid-friendly Canadian innovations that changed the world, from canoes to whoopie cushions, chocolate bars to Pablum.

The Idea Of Canada

Author: David Johnston
Publisher: Signal
ISBN: 077105078X
Size: 74.14 MB
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The letters included in this beautiful volume are all about Canada -- a project to help him understand and share his views on this great country, past, present and future.

The Promise Of Canada

Author: Charlotte Gray
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476784698
Size: 69.23 MB
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An award-winning writer casts her eye over 150 years of Canadian history. “Our country owes its success not to some imagined tribal singularity but to the fact that, although its thirty-five million citizens do not look, speak or pray ...

Innovation And Its Enemies

Author: Calestous Juma
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190467053
Size: 73.12 MB
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This is just one of many areas where exponential advances in technology signal both hope and fear, leading to public controversy.

Born Digital

Author: John Gorham Palfrey
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465013838
Size: 35.61 MB
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In Born Digital, leading Internet and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs Gasser offer a sociological portrait of these young people, who can seem, even to those merely a generation older, both extraordinarily sophisticated and ...

The Emperor Of All Maladies

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439170916
Size: 64.99 MB
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An assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the ...

No Logo

Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN:
Size: 69.42 MB
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Taking aim at the brand bullies.

In The Bubble

Author: John Thackara
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262250375
Size: 38.22 MB
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What value does it add to our lives? So asks author John Thackara in his new book, In the Bubble: Designing for a Complex World. These are tough questions for the pushers of technology to answer.