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Serendipity : fortune and the prepared mind edited by Mark de Rond, Iain Morley.

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Book's title: Serendipity : fortune and the prepared mind edited by Mark de Rond, Iain Morley.
Library of Congress Control Number: 2010020574
International Standard Book Number (ISBN):9780521181815 (pbk.)
System Control Number:ocn607985785
System Control Number:ocn680435178
Cataloging Source:DLC, DLC
Authentication Code:pcc
Library of Congress Call Number:BD595 .S47 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification Number:001.2 22
Publication, Distribution, etc.:New York . Cambridge University Press, (c)2010.
Physical Description:xi, 152 p. : ill. ;, 25 cm.
Series Statement:Darwin college lectures
General Note:Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:Machine generated contents note: Introduction. Fortune and the prepared mind Iain Morley and Mark de Rond; 1. The stratigraphy of serendipity Susan E. Alcock; 2. Understanding humans - serendipity and anthropology Richard Leakey; 3. HIV and the naked ape Robin Weiss; 4. Cosmological serendipity Simon Singh; 5. Serendipity in astronomy Andrew C. Fabian; 6. Serendipity in physics Richard Friend; 7. Liberalism and uncertainty Oliver Letwin; 8. The unanticipated pleasures of the writing life Simon Winchester.
Summary, etc.:"Since 1986 Darwin College, Cambridge has organised a series of annual public lectures built around a single theme approached in a multi-disciplinary way. These essays were developed from the 2008 lectures, which explored the idea of serendipity - the relationship between good fortune and the preparation of the mind to spot and exploit it. Serendipity is an appealing concept, and one which has been surprisingly influential in a great number of areas of human discovery. The essays collected in this volume provide insightful and entertaining accounts of the relationship between serendipity and knowledge, in the human and natural sciences. Written by some of the most eminent thinkers of this generation, Serendipity explores a variety of subjects, including disease, politics, scientific invention and the art of writing. This collection will fascinate and inspire a wide range of readers, highlighting the multifaceted nature of the popular, but elusive, concept of serendipity"
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Summary, etc.:"Serendipity - the relationship between good fortune and the prepared mind - is an appealing concept, and one which has been surprisingly influential in a great number of areas of human discovery. The essays collected in this volume provide insightful and entertaining accounts of the relationship between serendipity and knowledge in the human and natural sciences. Written by some of the most eminent thinkers of this generation, Serendipity explores a variety of subjects, including disease, politics, scientific invention and the art of writing. This collection will fascinate and inspire a wide range of readers, highlighting the multifaceted nature of the popular, but elusive, concept of serendipity"
, Provided by publisher.
Personal Name:Rond, Mark de.
Personal Name:Morley, Iain, 1975-
Rubrics: Chance
Serendipity
Coincidence
Synchronicity
Fortune

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