Accidental Discoveries : from laughing gas to dynamite /

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by Verstraete, Larry.
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Published by : Scholastic Canada, (Markham, Ont. :) Physical details: 134 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subject(s): Serendipity in science | Discoveries in science | Effet serendip en sciences | Découvertes scientifiques Year : 1999 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Parkdale Elementary School 500 VER Available

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!