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The Invention That Changed The World By Robert Buderi

The Invention That Changed The World
by Robert Buderi

Radar played a major role in winning World War II, allowing planes to fly at night and Britain to defend herself during the Battle of Britain. It was the team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that launched the power that transformed not only defence, but also daily life.

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The Invention That Changed The World Summary

In 1940 a team of British Scientists arrived in Washington, bearing Britain's most closely guarded technological secrets, including the cavity magnetron, a revolutionary new source of microwave energy. Its arrival triggered the most dramatic mobilisation of science in history, as America's top scientists enlisted to convert the invention into a potent military weapon. Microwave radars eventually helped destroy Japanese warships, Nazi buzz bombs and enabled Allied bombers to 'see' through cloud cover. After the war the work of radar veterans continues to affect our lives p controlling air traffic helping to forecast the weather and providing physicians with powerful diagnostic tools. Brimming with telling anecdotes and suprising revelations, this book brings to life the exciting, largely untold story of the scientist who not only created a winning weapon but also changed our world for ever.

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The Invention That Changed The World
Robert Buderi
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown & Company
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