The Pulse of Radar. By Sir Robert Watson-Watt. First Edition, First Printing. Dial Press. New York, 1959.

$200.00

Sir Robert Watson-Watt was a British inventor, engineer, and scientist who pioneered major advancements in radio communication and radar systems. His scientific contributions were fundamental to the success of Allied Forces in WWII–arguably as much as the Manhattan Project or Alan Turing’s cryptanalysis. Without Sir Robert Watson-Watt’s development of radar systems, for example, the Royal Air Force would have likely failed in the Battle of Britain, where advance notice of aerial bombardments was needed to deter the German Luftwaffe. In the South Pacific, his consulting work also bolstered U.S. air defense systems, preventing further surprise attacks by Japanese fighters. Today his radar technology is still vital in commercial flight, military systems, and radio communications of all kinds. In The Pulse of Radar–his only memoir–readers will find a thorough description of his professional life and the series of advancements that defined his legacy. The work maintains a tone of sincere reflection and humility, and a fidelity to science, for Watson-Watt “believes in the goodness of measured facts” (pg. 425).

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original full cloth, good with only bumping to foot of spine, fading and rubbing to edges, and soiling to back board. Radar circle decoration to front board still bright. Text block very good, only fading to back endpaper and minor glue residue to front free endpaper. In the original dust jacket, very good with only minor chipping, fading, closed tears. Price clipped.

A scarce first edition of Sir Robert Watson-Watt’s autobiography.

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The Pulse of Radar. By Sir Robert Watson-Watt. First Edition, First Printing. Dial Press. New York, 1959.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in