This interesting book discusses how many of the achievements of science were literally stumbled upon. It also covers the development of science from the earliest days.
The worst part of the book was the different font types, some of them small, that were used throughout. These were often difficult to read. Many of the summations of the discoveries actually used a written script in a small font that you had to strain to read. The editors probably thought they were being clever, but they seemed to forget that many of us need glasses.