With a little luck: 11 serendipitous discoveries

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Publisher:
Dutton Children's Books,
Pub. Date:
[2006]
Language:
English
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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.

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ISBN:
9780525471967
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 8.7, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
1130L
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