Boffin: A Personal Story of the Early Days of Radar, Radio Astronomy and Quantum Optics
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"...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
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Paperback : 184 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0750301309
- ISBN-13 : 978-0750301305
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.43 x 8.8 inches
- Publisher : Adam Hilger (September 1, 1991)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,107,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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