Archimedes--The First Streaker.
A Sick Indian Discovers Quinine.
The Electric Battery and Electromagnetism--From a Frog's Leg and Compass.
Discoveries of the Elements.
Daguerre and the Invention of Photography.
Nobel--the Man, the Discoveries, and the Prizes.
Friedel and Crafts--A Laboratory Accident Spawns New Industrial Chemistry.
Some Astronomical Serendipities.
Accidental Medical Discoveries.
Substitute Sugar: How Sweet It Is--And Non-Fattening.
Nylon: Cold-Drawing Does the Trick.
Velcro and Other Gifts from Serendipity for Modern Living.
Conceptions, Misconceptions, and Accidents in Organic Synthesis.
Epilogue: How Accidents Become Discoveries.