Boffin: A Personal Story of the Early Days of Radar, Radio Astronomy and Quantum Optics
Boffin is the highly entertaining story of a man who has lived & breathed science. While entertaining Hanbury Brown is also deeply thoughtful of his profession & concludes with some candid views on the nature & purpose of science.
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a Prelude to the Battle of Britain
the Early Days of Airborne Radar
Radar in the Dark
Radar at Sea
Radar and the Battle at Night
Airborne Radar and the Army
Friend from Foe
Swords into Ploughshares
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