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The accidental scientist : the role of chance and luck in scientific discovery

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by Donald, Graeme. Narrated by David Thorpe. 2018. Adult Non-Fiction. MP3. 3:55 hours. 509 Don.
Title
The accidental scientist : the role of chance and luck in scientific discovery
Author
Donald, Graeme
Narrator
David Thorpe
Media
MP3
Cassettes / Disks
1
Time
3:55 hours
Publication Date
2018
Genre
Adult Non-Fiction
Subject
Discoveries in science.
Serendipity in science.
Abstract
Have you ever wondered how the ideas for some things come about? Surprisingly it is often 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. Encompassing everything from DNA profiling to fingerprinting and TNT to the telephone, 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.
Call No.
509 Don
ISBN
9781445070582
Accession No.
2018605
Member Library Holdings
PM c.3 06/18
SPL c.2 06/18
VPL c.1 06/18
Publisher
Oxford : Isis, 2018
Producer
Ulverscroft
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