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Most Amazing Mistakes!
     

Most Amazing Mistakes!

by Michael Johnstone
 
History is littered with amazing mistakes - from the fatal flight of Icarus to the famous meeting of HMS Titanic and an iceberg, many incredible events have been shaped by a simple mistake.

Of course it would be a huge mistake to claim that Most Amazing Mistakes is THE definitive book on blunders. But there are examples of all sorts of them - some funny,

Overview

History is littered with amazing mistakes - from the fatal flight of Icarus to the famous meeting of HMS Titanic and an iceberg, many incredible events have been shaped by a simple mistake.

Of course it would be a huge mistake to claim that Most Amazing Mistakes is THE definitive book on blunders. But there are examples of all sorts of them - some funny, others tragic; famous ones, trivial ones; no matter, they all share a common thread. They were events never meant to happen, beliefs that we now know are completely unfounded or wrong, words never meant to have been said (or heard), or perhaps spoken but wrongly attributed. They are all amazing and fascinating mistakes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848584334
Publisher:
Arcturus Publishing
Publication date:
12/05/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Michael was born and educated in Edinburgh. Having initially trained as a teacher, he entered the world of publishing, working for William Collins in Glasgow. He then worked for a number of small publishing companies, before joining Octopus where he helped establish the Children's Division. Michael became a freelance writer in 1991 and to date is the author of over sixty (mainly non-fiction) books for children and adults. His fiction titles include the twelve-book Aliens series for Madcap (Andre Deutsch's one-time children's list) and My History News: In Space which was runner-up for the 2000 Aventis Prize for the best science book for children. Michael has also written two gift books for Contender/Hallmark, both of which appeared in the Sunday Times bestsellers list.

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