Innovation Nation: How Canadian Innovators Made the World...Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier, Happier. Successful innovation is always inspired by at least one of three forces - insight, necessity and simple luck. Innovation Nation 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. From the marvels of aboriginal inventions such as the canoe, igloo and lifejacket to the latest pioneering advances in medicine, education, science, engineering and the arts, Canadians have improvised and worked together to make the world a better place. Authors are Governor General David Johnston and Tom Jenkins. Hardcover. 8+ years.