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4.0 out of 5 stars A celebration of genius, 13 Jun 2012
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This review is from: Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin (Kindle Edition)
This book is for those who didn't know Britain had a space program, who don't understand why or how the programmers of the computer game "Elite" were so fiendishly clever and several other subjects.

It is a celebration of the genius of gifted scientists making do without huge budgets and still pulling off world firsts. The only part I didn't complete was the section on the Human Genome, for some reason the writing didn't quite gel for me. That aside it is a great book which you don't need a university degree to understand and includes an update to the final section which sets out how great Beagle 2 will be only to have to inform us in the update that it crashed and burned.

The question is, what great stories are there to be written in the future about today's scientists?
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