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Verstraete, Larry.

Accidental Discoveries : from laughing gas to dynamite / Serendipity effect Larry Verstraete ; illustrations by John Etheridge. - Rev. ed. - Markham, Ont. : Scholastic Canada, c1999. - 134 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Previously published under title: The serendipity effect.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Some discoveries come about by logic and reasoning. But others happen because of fortunate fumbles, surprise endings, strange new perspectives on something unusual- in short, by accident.
Look behind the scenes at the goofs, coincidences and twists that have resulted in amazing new discoveries, from laughing gas to dynamite!


Serendipity in science
Discoveries in science
Effet serendip en sciences
DeĢcouvertes scientifiques