Partial table of contents: 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. Appendix. Index.