Accidental

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Author: Tim James

Category: Mathematics & science

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 9781472148407

RRP: $49.99

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‘Who said science was dry? Certainly not Tim James’ New York Post

‘James writes with infectious enthusiasm and optimism’ Kirkus Reviews

‘A science teacher by profession, Mr. James knows how to get his audience’s attention’ Wall Street Journal

Humorous, yet deep’ Professor Charles Antoine

A rip-roaring adventure through science gone wrong, and accidentally changing humanity (mostly) for the better.

We may imagine that science is a process of breakthroughs and light bulb moments. But in reality, science goes wrong 99% of the time.

Almost every idea a scientist comes up with is quickly disproved by a failed experiment or rival research. Science moves at a rate of inches per decade and we often like it that way. But occasionally, just occasionally, a complete fluke happens and changes everything as we know it.

From an untimely sneeze in a petri dish leading to the groundbreaking creation of antibiotics, to the incredible discovery of microwaves via melted chocolate, Accidental is a rip-roaring adventure through science gone wrong, and accidentally changing humanity for the better.

Tim James is the child of Welsh/English and Jamaican parents. He was raised in Nigeria, educated in England and lives in America where he is frequently mistaken for an Australian. He taught chemistry and physics for eleven years and now works full-time as an author and screenwriter. Sometimes he has a beard.

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