Accidental Scientist : The Role of Chance and Luck in Scientific Discovery


The fascinating stories behind the origins of everything from Braille to breast enhancement, superglue to stainless steel, and the post-it note to Pavlov's dogHave you ever wondered how the ideas for some things come about? Surprisingly often it is as much down to chance as a single person's brilliance. This book explores the role of chance and error in scientific, medical, and commercial innovation, outlining exactly how some of the most well-known products, gadgets, and useful gizmos came to be. From the jacuzzi to jeans, this book explores many of the discoveries that we are all so familiar with today, yet have the most interesting origins because of the story behind them. Not all discoveries require read more

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ISBN:

9781782430155

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

224

Dimensions:

20cm x 13cm

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction , Pop Culture , History

Publisher:

Michael O'Mara Books

Published:

02 January 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Graeme Donald