Author:BAILLAUD, Rene (1885-1977)

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Souvenirs d'un Astronome (1908-1977).

By: BAILLAUD, Rene (1885-1977).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Paris:, Carrere, 1980.: 1980

Seller ID: RH1367


Vol. III only. 8vo. 631, (1) pp. Illus., index. Printed wrappers. Fine. "Baillaud is a French astronomer born in Toulouse (1885–1977). He invented the "paraboloïde" a precursor of the radar. This instrument made it possible to establish the position of planes without having to see them, using only the sound they produced. The precision of the instrument was such, that it was used during the first World War by the French military, to repel night attacks from German bombers by pointing searchlights at them. This furthermore represented a rare technological superiority for ... View more info