With a little luck : surprising stories of amazing discoveries /

by Fradin, Dennis B.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: 183 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0525471960:.Title notes: j $17.99 2/10/2007Subject(s): Discoveries in science -- Juvenile literature | Discoveries in science | Juvenile materialsOnline resources: Table of contents | Click here to access online
Contents:
Isaac Newton: the fall of an apple -- Mary Anning: the princess of paleontology -- Charles Goodyear: the rubber man -- Anesthesia: the greatest discovery ever made -- Ignaz Semmelweis: doctors wash your hands! -- Maria Sanz de Sautuola: the bulls on the ceiling -- Alexander Fleming: discoverer of penicillin -- Clyde Tombaugh: the search for Planet X -- Lise Meitner: the discovery of nuclear fission -- Muhammad Ahmed el-Hamed: the Dead Sea Scrolls -- Jocelyn Bell: the discovery of pulsars.
Summary: Discusses eleven scientific discoveries found as a result of chance events and unexpected laboratory results, from Newton's discovery of gravity after observing an apple fall to Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin when mold landed on a bacteria culture.
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From Isaac Newton's sudden grasp of gravity to Alexander Fleming's chance development of penicillin, this collection 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.

j $17.99 2/10/2007

Includes bibliographical references (p. [178]-181).

Isaac Newton: the fall of an apple -- Mary Anning: the princess of paleontology -- Charles Goodyear: the rubber man -- Anesthesia: the greatest discovery ever made -- Ignaz Semmelweis: doctors wash your hands! -- Maria Sanz de Sautuola: the bulls on the ceiling -- Alexander Fleming: discoverer of penicillin -- Clyde Tombaugh: the search for Planet X -- Lise Meitner: the discovery of nuclear fission -- Muhammad Ahmed el-Hamed: the Dead Sea Scrolls -- Jocelyn Bell: the discovery of pulsars.

Discusses eleven scientific discoveries found as a result of chance events and unexpected laboratory results, from Newton's discovery of gravity after observing an apple fall to Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin when mold landed on a bacteria culture.

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Horn Book Review

Fradin treats some major scientific theories and advances (e.g., gravity, penicillin) through the lens of their serendipitous ""discoveries,"" while making it clear that an ever-observant eye is necessary to grab the chance fortune provides. Interesting encapsulations of the scientists' (often difficult) lives and lucid descriptions of their ""Eureka!"" moments make this title potentially useful for teachers as well as scientifically inclined youth. Bib. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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