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Published: 08 July 2004

368 Pages | 1 line illus.

5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780198609407

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Eurekas and Euphorias

The Oxford Book of Scientific Anecdotes

Walter Gratzer

Popular Science

The march of science has been marked through the years by episodes of drama and comedy, of failure as well as triumph, by outrageous strokes of luck, deserved and undeserved, and sometimes by human tragedy. From the death of Archimedes at the hands of an irritated Roman soldier to the concoction of a superconducting witches' brew at the close of the twentieth century, the stories in Eurekas and Euphorias pour out, told with wit and relish by Walter Gratzer. A glorious parade of people, places, and serendipidous events unfolds to delight and instruct readers of every level.

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