With a Little Luck

With a Little Luck : 11 Serendipitous Discoveries: Surprising Stories of Amazing Discoveries

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Luck + genius = serendipity. From Isaac Newton's sudden grasp of gravity to Alexander Fleming's chance development of penicillin, from fossils to the Dead Sea Scrolls, rubber balls to nuclear fission, history is brimming with stories of fantastic lucky breaks.Though genius and hard work play an important part, the "luck" of many scientists, explorers, and inventors has led to breakthroughs that revolutionized our world.In lively and accessible prose, award-winning author Dennis Fradin reveals the thrilling stories behind 11 monumental discoveries, as well as the tragedies and triumphs of the fascinating men and women behind these advances. Illustrated with historical photos and engravings.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 183 pages
  • 185.4 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 657.72g
  • Dutton Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0525471960
  • 9780525471967
  • 2,059,464

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"Fradin . . . brings uncommon authority to several of his profiles.Exhilarating."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Caught by the thrilling science and the personal adventure, many readers will go on to find out more." --Booklist, starred reviewshow more

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