By Robert Hanbury Brown,

Book cover of Boffin: A Personal Story of the Early Days of Radar, Radio Astronomy and Quantum Optics

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An account of the history of radar, which traces its evolution and vital military role, particularly with regard to Britain's aerial victories in World War II.

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A British term of endearment for a person engaged in scientific or technical research, Boffins have played a critical role in the development of our modern society. This book is the autobiography of the first Boffin who was essential in developing the radar system that won the Battle of Britain. Although nearly a century has passed, the “can-do” technical spirit of Boffins, Geeks, Nerds, and Hackers remains at the core of modern innovation.

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