Navigating the cascades of circumstance

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Science  27 May 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6289, pp. 1062
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf7138

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In his new book, Serendipity, eminent ecologist James A. Estes deftly weaves rigorous science with personal reflection to create an absorbing and introspective read that is equal parts memoir, ecological textbook, and motivational guidebook for young ecologists. Emphasizing the role of chance encounters in creating career opportunities, the book serves as a revitalizing reminder of the self-doubt and exhilaration that go hand-in-hand with scientific discovery.