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|304p. ; 22.8cm. Includes Index
This book tells the story of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, from its establishment in the 1920s to the recent changes leading up to its dismantling as a unitary government organisation. Thoroughly researched and vividly written, this book will appeal to all who have an appreciation of New Zealand's traditional number eight fencing wire approach to problems, involving minimum resources and practical solutions.