Detecting Radar's Development

RADAR IN WORLD WAR II Vol. I and II Henry E. Guerlac. Tomash/American Institute of Physics, New York, 1987.1,255 pp. $110. The American Institute of Physics and Tomash Publishers have performed a great service by publishing, after 40 years, Henry Guerlac’s outstanding history of the development of microwave radar in World War II. Until now, this unique document has been available only on the shelves of a few libraries as a collection of loose pages. Its intended publication after the war

Merrill Skolnik
Oct 18, 1987

RADAR IN WORLD WAR II

Vol. I and II Henry E. Guerlac.
Tomash/American Institute of Physics,
New York, 1987.1,255 pp. $110.

The American Institute of Physics and Tomash Publishers have performed a great service by publishing, after 40 years, Henry Guerlac’s outstanding history of the development of microwave radar in World War II. Until now, this unique document has been available only on the shelves of a few libraries as a collection of loose pages. Its intended publication after the war was stopped because some inventors feared that their patent rights might be jeopardized. Guerlac’s unique history, part of the Tomash/AIP History of Physics series, now is available to all and should interest especially those involved in modern radar and those who participated in the development or use of radar in World War II.

Several histories of radar have been published, but none are like this one. Guerlac was an...

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