The national grid is a vital part of New Zealand’s infrastructure. Without Transpower’s substations, transmission equipment, control centres and the people who design, manage and maintain them, the country could not function in the 21st century. In 2008, New Zealand’s economic well-being depends on electricity. The development of the grid is an important element of our industrial, commercial, political and social history. Connecting the Country tells the story of the early engineers, surveyors, linemen and operators, and describes how their commitment to ‘keep the lights on’ is still central to the ethos of those who run the national grid today. About the Author Helen Reilly is a public historian, based in Wellington. She has always enjoyed history, and her interest in energy was sparked by her husband’s association with the electricity supply industry in Scotland, South Africa and New Zealand. Her first book, Gas, Power & People: Energy supply in Hutt Mana 1880–2005 was published in 2006. Currently, Helen is working on the history of electricity supply in the King Country. 376 pages. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Connecting the Country: Development of New ...
Editorial: Steele Roberts Hardcover
Condición del libro: Mint
Descripción Steele Roberts, New Zealand, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. very tidy ex reference library -d/j plastic protected-heavy book check postage withus. Nº de ref. de la librería 45296
Descripción Steele Roberts 2008 Paperback, 2008. Estado de conservación: Near Mint. The National Grid is a vital part of New Zealand's infrastructure. Without Transpower's substations, transmission equipment, control centres and the people who manage them, the country could not function in the 21st century. 'Connecting the Country' tells the story of the early engineers, surveyors, linemen and operators and describes how their commitment to 'keep the lights on' is still central to the ethos of those who run the national grid today. 376 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 1015667