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Schonland: Scientist and Soldier is a biography of Sir Basil Schonland FRS (1896-1972). Schonland was a major contributor to twentieth-century British and Commonwealth science, both in peace and war. This is not just a scientific biography, but a biography that tells much of a highly placed scientist and administrator, of the increasing engagement between science and the military, and of changing military-diplomatic relationships between Britain and South Africa. The author has drawn on a profusion of primary and secondary source material, from both South African and British archives, to produce a fine biography that is very readable and interesting.In it one finds his carefully drawn circuit diagrams of each and every one of these sets plus those of many more as they appeared ... Most important were his views on the use of the new valve sets and his suggestions for generating controlledanbsp;...

Author:Brian Austin
Publisher:CRC Press - 2001-07-13


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