All in a Lifetime
Ivan A. Getting, signed by author
s/t: Science in the Defense of Democracy
No dustjacket. Black hardcover.
Ivan Alexander Getting (January 18, 1912 – October 11, 2003) was an American physicist and electrical engineer, credited (along with R.L. Easton and B. Parkinson) with the development of the Global Positioning System (GPS). He was the co-leader (the other being L. Ridenour) of the research group which developed the SCR-584, an automatic microwave tracking fire-control system, which enabled anti-aircraft guns to destroy a significant percentage of the German V-1 bombs launched against London late in WWII.