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A Man For All Seasons,
This review is from: Space Has No Frontier: The Terrestrial Life and Times of Bernard Lovell (Hardcover)
Sir Bernard Lovell excelled in so many different ways. As a husband, a father to 5, a scientist, a musician and a horticulturalist. It seems almost unfair to those of us far less gifted in even our main sphere of activity. Yet one can't resent him. He was a traditional English gentleman. He could be a bit impetuous and often naïve. However he was a genuine hero and is immortalised by the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, which continues to be at the forefront of modern cosmological research.
This book is the perfect biography for Sir Bernard. It attempts to portray the whole man and not just the famous scientist. For this reason one shouldn't feel that the book is unapproachable. It is aimed at the layman and whilst you may at times get lost in the detail the overarching story remains gripping. I often laughed out loud. It's that good.
Sir Patrick Moore described him as the Isaac Newton of radio astronomy. See if you agree.