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

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

Author: Graeme Donald
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Description
Have 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. "The Accidental Scientist" 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 and TNT to Tipp-Ex, 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 brilliance, and as "The Accidental Scientist" demonstrates, sometimes a special ingredient is needed: luck.
Author description
Graeme Donald is the author of a number of books about the meaning of words and popular misconceptions, including When the Earth was Flat (Michael O'Mara Books, 2011). He has written for many newspapers and had a column about word origins in the Today newspaper for over ten years.
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General Fields

  • : 9781782430155
  • : Random House
  • : Random House
  • : October 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 600
  • : 114
  • : Hardback
  • : Graeme Donald
  • : 224