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Rebel With a Cause

Rebel With a Cause (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Avery, Sir Ray
With Little, Paul

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Ray Avery is an amazing person. He is the current NZer of the Year because of his clever work in the third world using his scientific and business knowledge to provide cheap cataract operations, cheap and more effective incubators for babies and other creative scientific solution...s. His childhood was very 'Angela's Ashes' - brought up in an orphanage (his own mother had tried to sell him?, then ran away and lived on the streets. But Ray went on to become a scientist, a millionaire, very successful businessman and now someone who literally does help to change the world. During the mid-nineties Ray spent most of his time working in Eritrea and Nepal setting up two world class Intraocular lens laboratories. At that time the cost of an Intraocular lenses was about US$300 but Ray managed to put the technology together to produce lenses for under US$10.00 making modern Cataract surgery accessible to the poor throughout Africa and Asia.Today these laboratories produce over 10% of the worlds supply of Intraocular lenses. Today he encourages other talented people to get on board and tackle some of the really big problems confronting the poor in developing countries. From his garage in Mt Eden Auckland Ray manages a global network of experts to work on specific projects and somehow everyone finds themselves donating their time and knowledge for free - and they are rewarded by making a difference.
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ISBN 9781869793913
Published NZ 6 Aug 2010
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
78 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781869793913
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House New Zealand Ltd
Published 6 Aug 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Avery, Sir Ray
With Little, Paul
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Inventions & Inventors
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 509.2
Weight 378g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Medical assistance - Developing countries, History, 20th Century - New Zealand, Pharmacists - New Zealand, Avery, Ray, Medical innovations - New Zealand
NBS Text Autobiography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade