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NEW PUBLICATION

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

Product Code: MPRRR
Series: Miscellaneous titles
Author/Editor: By Mary Harris
Publication Date: 21 May 2019
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Published by World Scientific
History of Modern Physical Sciences: Volume 4

Introductory offer price £75.00 (while stocks last, RRP £130.00)

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Building on an unpublished diary, recently declassified government records and archive material adding considerably to knowledge about radar developments in the Pacific in WWII, this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.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786346643
Publisher: Distributed by GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 616
Weight: 1.13 kg

Contents

Preface
Introduction: A Wide Web of Research
Family Connexions
From Patna to Cambridge
Singapore: Geology and A Globe
New Zealand Revelations 1940
Singapore: War and the Military
New Zealand: A New Life
New Zealand: A Life Scientific
Singapore: Disaster, Death and Survival
Singapore: Revival and Rebirth
Nigeria's First University
A Disappearance from History

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