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A Century of Nature: Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World

Laura Garwin and Tim Lincoln


Many of the scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century were first reported in the journal Nature. This book brings together in one volume Nature's greatest hits—reproductions of seminal contributions that changed science and the world, accompanied by essays written by leading scientists (including four Nobel laureates) that provide historical context for each article, explain its insights, and celebrate the serendipity of discovery and the rewards of searching for needles in haystacks.

Keywords: Nature, scientific breakthroughs, Nobel laureates, serendipity, discovery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780226284132
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226284163.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Garwin, editor

Tim Lincoln, editor

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