THE ACCIDENTAL SCIENTIST: THE ROLE OF CHANCE AND LUCK IN SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY

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.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781782430155
Categories BX, New Arrivals, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Lifestyle, Science and Nature
Author(s) Graeme Donald
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Pages 224
Format Hardback?
Dimensions 12.9cm x 2.54cm x 19.8cm
Weight 0.36 kg

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