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  • Paperback: 231 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press (1 Jan. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075030586X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750305860
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 16.9 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,910,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It all began in the early spring of 1935 when Mr R A Watson Watt, the Superintendent of the Radio Research Station at Slough, made a suggestion which was destined to have a decisive effect on the hostilities which began four years later and reached a climactic stage during the Battle of Britain in 1940. Read the first page
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By a Flynn on 9 Feb. 2011
Format: Paperback
Specialist book from one of war radar pioneers--Bawdsey, etc.
However Bowen made it readable--short manageable chapters, with anecdotes and narrative to enliven tecnhical side.
Bowen ranked as major scientist (with postwar radio astronomy and teaching career), so that gives more depth.

With respect to seller , price is stee---there is such a thing as library interlending!
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A classic text on of the History of Radar 21 April 2009
By R. G. W. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a classic text on part of the History of Radar - full of insights and observations from the earliest days of experimentation. It rings so true of how real experimental science and technology is done under difficult conditions.
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Bowen: RADAR DAYS 22 Jan. 2011
By a Flynn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Anyone wanting expert and original insight into early British radar, especially at Bawdsey, should read this because of course Bowen was there. One does need to be aware that it was for the general reader and he wrote it long after the events, so where it seems vague or incomplete one has to consult books by Watson-Watt or Bragg. And it is, of oourse, now pretty old. But Bowen WAS there and he usefully rounds off the book by taking the dara story through magnetrons, the USA, and his going out to Australia post-war.
I do wonder about the price, though. Best to get copy via Library Interlending or specialist second-hand bookshops?
Awesome stories from the father or airborne radar! 15 July 2013
By Fred Maughan - Published on Amazon.com
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Good read from a first-person perspective of the invention of radar and especially its earliest airborne applications. Perhaps written too long after the events it describes and with far too much modesty. When viewed as a selection of vignettes it simply can't be beat for the student of technical history.
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