By Laura Garwin, Tim Lincoln

Many of the medical breakthroughs of the 20 th century have been first mentioned within the magazine Nature. A Century of Nature brings jointly in a single quantity Nature's maximum hits—reproductions of seminal contributions that modified technological know-how and the realm, followed through essays written by way of prime scientists (including 4 Nobel laureates) that offer historic context for every article, clarify its insights in swish, available prose, and have a good time the serendipity of discovery and the rewards of attempting to find needles in haystacks.

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