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Boffin: A Personal Story of the Early Days of Radar, Radio Astronomy and Quantum Optics Paperback – September 1, 1991

ISBN-13: 978-0750301305 ISBN-10: 0750301309

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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Adam Hilger (September 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750301309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750301305
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,045,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"... This is the story of a life in science, perceptively and engagingly told; it is well worthy of a place in every astronomer's library." -- The Observatory

"...He gives an enthralling account of 90 nights of mammoth effort in the autumn of 1950 that led to the discovery of the radio emission from the spiral nebula in Andromeda." -- New Scientist

"BOFFIN is the highly entertaining story of a man who has lived and breathed science, its excitement, interest and difficulty." -- Europe and Astronomy

"Boffin is a gripping, amusing and informative record of the life of a great 'middleman' capable of relating the world of science to the practicalities of the everyday world. But it is more. It is a commentary on the way society is (mis)managed and the way science is (mis)represented. The author demonstrates the rare gift of entertaining while he educates. You will enjoy it!" -- Physics Education

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