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The invention that changed the world : the story of radar from war to peace

Author: Robert Buderi
Publisher: London : Little, Brown and Company, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a guide to radar systems which enabled planes to fly at night and through the thickest cloud cover. Radar astronomy not only won the war but made possible many developments in the modern world like air traffic control.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Buderi
ISBN: 0316907154 9780316907156
OCLC Number: 37369056
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1996.
Description: 575 pages : illustrations, 1 map, portrait s ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Robert Buderi.

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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  Read more...

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