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The tie that binds

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Science  17 Feb 2017:
Vol. 355, Issue 6326, pp. 701
DOI: 10.1126/science.aal4353

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We often need different scientific fields to work together to make sense of the world.  But for multidisciplinary approaches to work, a common ground first needs to exist between fields. Historian Peter Watson's new book, Convergence, sheds light on what can be gained when research areas come together, chronicling a series of major scientific milestones that span the past two centuries.