David Johnston, Tom Jenkins & Josh Holinaty
Tundra, 2017 (2017)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
nnovation Nation: How Canadian Innovators Made the World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier, Happier
by David Johnston and Tom Jenkins is an edition of their volume
, modified (and illustrated by Josh Holinaty) to suit younger readers. It covers fifty Canadian innovations that changed the world.
he authors tell us that '
Canada's varied climate and vast geography
' have inspired innovation from the land's First Nations and Inuit beginnings. They categorize the following fifty innovations under
ere are some examples.
ranges from the Duck Decoy ('
If You Build It They Will Come
') to the BlackBerry's communication revolution. The world is
because of inventions like the canoe and the telephone. The Declaration of Human Rights has made the world
as have biodegradable garbage bags.
ife jackets and goalie masks make us
we have the inventions of insulin, telesurgery and (yes) peanut butter! Inventions from Canada Dry to iMax made us
? The authors start with maple syrup and move on to hockey and the first Internet search engine (not Google).
he authors end this fascinating volume with advice on how to be an innovator - describing how to
. Read and get started!
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