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Accidental Discoveries: From Laughing Gas To Dynamite

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A look behind the scenes at the goofs, coincidences and twists that have resulted in amazing new discoveries, from laughing gas to dynamite.
Published 1999 by Scholastic Canada, Ltd.
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Kelly-anne.♥.
Mar 14, 2012 rated it liked it
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Someone gave me a box of books a long time ago, and this was in there. Some interesting stories in here about how some objects we use everyday were discovered accidentally. I think it's suppose to be geared towards children/young adults, but there are a lot of words in there I would expect most of them to have trouble with. Overall, it was a cute little read!
Caitlin
Feb 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable, easy read. Lots of interesting stories, a few of the ones that most people know already e.g. Archimedes, but there were a number of them I'd never heard of before. Great book for anyone interested in science or inventions.
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Read it when I was 11 or 12 years too good.
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I read this as a child. Interesting!!!
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At nine years old, there were subtle signs that Larry Verstraete might be a writer some day. While thumbing through a toy catalog just before Christmas, he found, and then later received, the perfect gift - a small toy printing press. The summer after, Larry and a friend started an ambitious publishing project, aiming to become as he puts it, ‘rich and famous’ with the printing press.

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