Mirror in the sky

United States, 1959

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A story of research and discovery which, through the work of such scientists as Hertz, Marconi, Heaviside and - more particularly - Sir Edward Appleton, has led to the development of modern radio-communications. Some of the techniques which owe their origin to Appleton’s concept of the ionosphere are now being applied to radar, to reliable world-wide radio links, and more recently, to the science of radio-astronomy.

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Basil Wright

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