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Evolving Auckland

Evolving Auckland (Paperback)

Edited by La Roche, John

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It is easy to understand why Auckland has the largest population of any region in the country. It is blessed with two very sheltered harbours and probably the mildest climate in New Zealand. Auckland has become the commercial capital of New Zealand, but this hasn't happened witho...ut the innovation and initiatives provided by the engineering profession. Engineers have been charged with making things, building our infrastructure and keeping it going in the face of rapidly increasing population growth. The basics like water supply, drainage and power supplies are essential, as are the harbour facilities, telecommunications, roads, railways, bridges and airports. The development of these facilities since 1840, the difficulties, political controversies and heartbreaks are described in this book by engineers who have been responsible for building our many and varied facilities. The largest industrial complex in New Zealand is situated not far from Auckland. Sir John Ingram, Managing Director of New Zealand Steel through the very difficult period when the imported plant failed to produce steel from our ironsands, tells his story. It wasn't until three bright young New Zealand graduates, through trials and analytical analysis got to grips with the problems and changed many of the processes, that quality steel was finally produced. New Zealand Steel producing steel from ironsands, is now one of the most efficient steel plants in the world and a major export earner for the country. Read these stories and more in this book.
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ISBN 9781927167038
Published NZ 1 Nov 2011
Publisher Wily Publications
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781927167038
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Wily Publications
Imprint Wily Publications
Published 1 Nov 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by La Roche, John
Category History Of Engineering & Technology
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 260mm
Dewey Code 620.00993
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Auckland (N.Z.) - Buildings, structures, etc, Structural engineering - New Zealand - Auckland - History, Structural design - New Zealand - Auckland - History
NBS Text Inventions & Technology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade