Ingenious: How Canadian Innovators Made the World by David Johnston and Tom Jenkins (208)

I have been reading books about Canada and celebrating Canada. Our country is so vast and wonderful, it is so hard not to be so proud of living and being a part of this vast country that has done so much good and keeps doing so.

How many Canadian innovations can you name? Did you count the electric bulb, the propeller, documentary film, the Declaration of Human Rights, the foghorn, Saturday Night Live, oil drilling, recycling, movie theatres, the egg carton, nuclear physics, and Superman?

Canadians are ingenious! Innovative both by nature and because of it, they have given the world a staggering array of tools, techniques, devices, solutions, machines, therapies, processes, and social innovations to help people live better, fuller lives.

This book 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. The book explores what goes on in the mind of an innovator, and maps the incredible spectrum of personalities who have struggled to improve the lot of their neighbours, their fellow citizens and their species.

I loved this book! I had no idea that Canada was so industrious I guess. This book sure filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge.

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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