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Backroom boys : the secret return of the British boffin

Author: Francis Spufford
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2003 (2004 printing)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an account of how British boffins triumphed across the decades in creating everything from computer games to Martian landers. This book contains chapters on the Beagle II, Elite - the 80s  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0571214975 9780571214976
OCLC Number: 59876611
Description: xii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Francis Spufford.

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'A must for every British Christmas stocking.' John Carey; 'Unputdownable... the man writes like a dream - informed, fresh, racy prose.' Guardian

 
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