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When Science Goes Wrong: Twelve Tales from the Dark Side of Discovery Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The book's chapters are well-written and laid out.
Each chapter looks at a different area of science, starting off with an overview of the events, followed by a detailed investigation of the causes, and ending with the consequences and lessons learnt. Some are highly technical with apparently little practical effect (such as fraud concerning the finding of a new element), others kill hundreds (such as the failure of a dam), and some are simply gruesome (the meltdown in chapter 7 - and especially the search for the third man - rather stands out).
I read the whole thing in practically a single sitting - and my son loved it too
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty graphic in places- nuclear energy, you can't live without it, and some people can't live with it. Or in fact die and be buried normally! Read more
A well written book. great for those with a passion for Science and historic events with a thorough report on each event. would thoroughly recommend this great read.Published on 5 Jun. 2012 by Callum
An Interesting if not absorbing read. Worth the time spent on it - good at giving an insight into the way science is as flawed as the rest of all human acts.Published on 5 Jan. 2012 by Amazon Customer
The sample to this Kindle book is quite extensive, entirely covering the 1st of the 12 examples of science going wrong. Read morePublished on 23 Oct. 2011 by Andrew Ives