Rocks, Radio And Radar: The Extraordinary Scientific, Social And Military Life Of Elizabeth Alexander (Innbundet)

Serie: History Of Modern Physical Sciences 4

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2019
Antall sider: 616
Forlag: World Scientific Europe Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
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Serienummer: 4
ISBN/EAN: 9781786346643
Kategori: Geologi og Naturvitenskap
Omtale Rocks, Radio And Radar: The Extraordinary Scientific, Social And Military Life Of Elizabeth Alexander
Many women scientists, particularly those who did crucial work in two world wars, have disappeared from history. Until they are written back in, the history of science will continue to remain unbalanced. This book tells the story of Elizabeth Alexander, a pioneering scientist who changed thinking in geology and radio astronomy during WWII and its aftermath.Building on an unpublished diary, recently declassified government records and archive material adding considerably to knowledge about radar developments in the Pacific in WWII, this book also contextualises Elizabeth's academic life in Singapore before the war, and the country's educational and physical reconstruction after it as it moved towards independence.This unique story is a must-read for readers interested in scientific, social and military history during the WWII, historians of geology, radar, as well as scientific biographies.

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