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Rocks, Radio and Radar: The Extraordinary Scientific, Social and Military Life of Elizabeth Alexander

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 616

Genre: History

Series Title: History of Modern Physical Sciences

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd

Author: Mary Elizabeth Harris

Language: English

Street Date: May 6, 2019
TCIN: 78019084
UPC: 9781786346643
Item Number (DPCI): 247-74-3660

Description

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a pioneering scientist who changed thinking in geology and radio astronomy during WWII and its aftermath.Building on an unpublished diary, recently declassified government records and archive material adding considerably to knowledge about radar developments in the Pacific in WWII, this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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