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By L.C Woods

In opposed to the Tide: An Autobiographical Account of a pro Outsider, Leslie Woods relates the attention-grabbing tale of his lifestyles from fisherman's son in New Zealand to go of the Mathematical Institute on the collage of Oxford. After beginning at a exchange college, he gained a scholarship to a college, then joined the RNZAF, and later grew to become a fighter pilot within the Pacific. Woods then gained a Rhodes scholarship to Merton university in Oxford after WWII. Following numerous 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 collage and had a consultancy at Culham Laboratory the place he researched the speculation of magnetically restrained sizzling plasmas. In 1970, Woods turned a professor of plasma thought but grew to become dissatisfied with the fusion strength venture, which he believes survived on exaggerated claims of progress.

Besides recounting his historical past, 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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