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27 Feb 2005
Backroom Boys - Francis Spufford - Faber and Faber 2003
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This delightful book is ostensibly about the unsung heroes of British science, the technical geniuses who have been responsible for Britain's contributions to technological advance from the 1950s to the present day. It actually goes further than that - in telling their stories, it chronicles the fall and rise of the UK's industrial base in the second half of the twentieth century.
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