Breakthrough : How to Think Like a Scientist, Learn How to Fail and Embrace the Unknown



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Author: Pang, Camilla

Autobiography: science, technology & medicine

Published on 25 April 2024 by Penguin Books Ltd (Viking) in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 256 pages
224 x 144 x 24 | 348g

A scientist’s journey from observation to discovery is anything but straightforward. It is littered with failure, unexpected diversions and joyous realizations. Science helps us to understand ourselves – but what we know about the world around us, what has already been explored and discovered, is only half of science’s story.

Dr Camilla Pang will look at some of the biggest mysteries facing science today and how some of the best, most cutting-edge scientists can illuminate our own approaches to observation, hypothesis, exploration, troubleshooting and discovery in our own lives. Breakthrough explores the frontier between what we do and don’t know about the world: where knowledge meets mystery, complexity overwhelms certainty, and the vastness of our universe unspools the logic of science's established laws.

There's a scientist hidden inside all of us. Science's greatest gift to us is not formulae but enabling the urge to discover that makes us truly human.