Serendipity: Accidental Discoveries in Science ebook
by Royston M. Roberts
Roberts, Royston M. Publication date. This book tells the fascinating stories of these and other discoveries and reveals how the inquisitive human mind turns accident into discovery.
Roberts, Royston M. Written for the layman, yet scientifically accurate, this illuminating collection of anecdotes portrays invention and discovery as quintessentially human acts, due in part to curiosity, perserverance, and luck.
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Serendipity: Accidental . This book is a really fun read for the science enthusiast. But serendipity does not imply pure dumb luck, as the author explains, but rather "sagacity" is an important ingredient; these great scientists and inventors had the perspicuity and imagination to recognize the importance of their chance discoveries-i.
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Royston M. Roberts is the author of Serendipity: Accidental Discoveries in Science, published by Wiley.
270 pages, softcover from Wiley & Sons. Serendipity: Accidental Discoveries in Science (9780471602033) by Royston Roberts. Royston M.
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Some scientific discoveries come about after painstaking, goal-oriented lab work finally yields the result that a.
But many of the most incredible discoveries in world came about when someone found something they weren't looking for. In some cases, these are the result of a true accident. Lucky accidents have allowed people to discover unexpected but useful side effects from drugs, which is what happened with Viagra. Saccharine - the artificial sweetener in "Sweet'N Low" - was found by a Russian chemist who forgot to wash his hands after a days work.
A serendipitous discovery in science is often accidental, as its name implies. Some scientists try to design their experiments in a way that increases the chance of serendipity, though. Many discoveries in science are interesting and meaningful. A serendipitous discovery goes beyond this, however. It reveals a very surprising, often exciting, and frequently useful aspect of reality.
a b Roberts, Royston M. (1989). Serendipity: Accidental Discoveries in Science. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York. Accidental Genius: The World's Greatest By-Chance Discoveries. Gaughan, Richard (2010). ISBN 978-1-4351-2557-5. Velcro and Other Gifts from Serendipity for Modern Living
Royston M. Request permission to reuse content from this site. Velcro and Other Gifts from Serendipity for Modern Living. Conceptions, Misconceptions, and Accidents in OrganicSynthesis. Epilogue: How Accidents Become Discoveries.
As Plato said, "science is nothing but perception," and these 10 accidental acts of discovery embody the sentiment
As Plato said, "science is nothing but perception," and these 10 accidental acts of discovery embody the sentiment. Of course, it helps to be a leading scientist in the field-devoting your life to the pursuit of one cure, invention, or innovation-but a little luck goes a long way, too. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. Forever enshrined in scientific legend, the discovery of penicillin-a group of antibiotics used to combat a variety of bacterial infections-is really just a case of dirty dishes