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By L.C Woods

ISBN-10: 0750306904

ISBN-13: 9780750306904

In opposed to the Tide: An Autobiographical Account of a pro Outsider, Leslie Woods relates the interesting tale of his lifestyles from fisherman's son in New Zealand to go of the Mathematical Institute on the college of Oxford. After beginning at a exchange tuition, he gained a scholarship to a college, then joined the RNZAF, and later turned a fighter pilot within the Pacific. Woods then received a Rhodes scholarship to Merton collage in Oxford after WWII. Following a number of years of study in aerodynamics, he turned a professor of engineering on the college of latest South Wales. He additionally had a fellowship with Oxford's Balliol university and had a consultancy at Culham Laboratory the place he researched the idea of magnetically limited sizzling plasmas. In 1970, Woods turned a professor of plasma thought but turned disappointed with the fusion strength venture, which he believes survived on exaggerated claims of progress.

Besides recounting his background, Woods explains why magnetic fusion has did not prevail and descriptions the philosophy of technological know-how to which he subscribes. He writes frankly approximately either his successes and screw ups and finishes with an account of his taking on gliding on the age of 74.

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