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Watson, James D. 1928-

Overview
Works: 380 works in 1,420 publications in 21 languages and 38,411 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Popular works  Conference proceedings  Reviews  Interviews  Textbooks  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor, Illustrator
Classifications: QH450.2, 574.873282
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Molecular biology of the gene by James D Watson( Book )
207 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 6,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This sixth edition of James D. Watson's has been thoroughly revised and updated. Accessible to anyone interested in molecular biology and genetics, the book provides a historical basis for the field, concise descriptions of fundamental chemical concepts, a comprehensive survey of genome maintenance and expression, and a discussion of standard techniques and model organisms commonly used in molecular biology studies. It includes all new chapters on the regulatory RNAs and genomics and systems biology
The double helix; a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA by James D Watson( Book )
288 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 3,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only twenty-four, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries. With humility unspoiled by false modesty, Watson relates his and Crick's desperate efforts to beat Linus Pauling to the Holy Grail of life sciences, the identification of the basic building block of life. Never has a scientist been so truthful in capturing in words the flavor of his work
DNA : the secret of life by James D Watson( Book )
45 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fifty years ago, James D. Watson, then just twenty-four, helped launch the greatest ongoing scientific quest of our time. Now, with unique authority and sweeping vision, he gives us the first full account of the genetic revolution - from Mendel's garden to the double helix to the sequencing of the human genome and beyond." "But genetics as we recognize it today - with its capacity, both thrilling and sobering, to manipulate the very essence of living things - came into being only with the rise of molecular investigations culminating in the breakthrough discovery of the structure of DNA, for which Watson shared a Nobel prize in 1962. In the DNA molecule's graceful curves was the key to a whole new science." "Watson provides the general reader with clear explanations of molecular processes and emerging technologies. He shows us how DNA continues to alter our understanding of human origins, and of our identities as groups and as individuals. And with the insight of one who has remained close to every advance in research since the double helix, he reveals how genetics has unleashed a wealth of possibilities to alter the human condition - from genetically modified food to genetically modified babies - and transformed itself from a domain of pure research into one of big business as well. It is a sometimes topsy-turvy world full of great minds and great egos, driven by ambitions to improve the human condition as well as to improve investment portfolios, a world vividly captured in these pages."--BOOK JACKET
Recombinant DNA : a short course by James D Watson( Book )
78 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 3,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Genes within cells - Primary genetic material - Creating recombinant DNA molecules - Cloned genes - Tumor viruses - Genetic diseaseses__
A passion for DNA genes, genomes, and society by James D Watson( Book )
45 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The DNA story : a documentary history of gene cloning by James D Watson( Book )
11 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reproduces articles, commentary, and correspondence generated by scientific discoveries on genetics and gene cloning, with a final section detailing the scientific background
Origins of human cancer ( Book )
9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Phage and the origins of molecular biology : [essays] by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory of Quantitative Biology( Book )
23 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection of essays, written by pioneers in the field of molecular biology, was first published in 1966 as a 60th birthday tribute to Max Delbruck. A formative influence on many of today's leading scientists, the book was seen not just as a valuable historical record but also as a remarkable portrait of a small, pioneering, close-knit scientific community that transcended age, nationality, and academic discipline to focus intensely on the most important questions in biology. This centennial edition reflects a more personal side of Delbruck, and includes a series of photographs from his family's albums."--BOOK JACKET
The indelible stamp : the evolution of an idea by Charles Darwin( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the first time in one volume, here are four of the most influential works of Charles Darwin, reprinted in their entirety, each illuminated by commentary from eminent scientist James D. Watson. Included are On the Origin of Species, arguably the most important scientific work of the nineteenth century; Voyage of the Beagle, a captivating travelogue richly stocked with observations that helped guide the young Darwin through his evolutionary world view; The Descent of Man, which explored the origins of humans and their history; and The Expressions of Emotions in Man and Animals, which explored the origin and nature of the mind. With separate introductions for each of Darwin's books, Watson goes further to explain how the modern considerations underlying genome research would have been impossible without Darwin, bringing a contemporary relevance to these nineteenth century masterworks.--From publisher description
DNA the secret of life by James D Watson( Recording )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An authoritative yet personal account of the course of modern genetic research and the technological and ethical challenges unleased by it
Nucleic acid research : future development by Kiyoshi Mizobuchi( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nucleic Acid Research: Future Development reflects the exchange of ideas and information among the participants of """"The Future of Nucleic Acid Research"""" symposium held at Kyoto on December 1981. This publication aims to extend the ideas presented in the symposium and to provide facts that can answer various scientific questions, particularly, in molecular biology. The book is divided into five parts. It explains the structure of DNA and chromosome and the interaction of nucleic acids with proteins. It also discusses the gene organization of prokaryotes as well as the gene expressions i
Darwin : the indelible stamp : the evolution of an idea by Charles Darwin( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the first time in one volume, here are four of the most influential works of Charles Darwin, reprinted in their entirety, each illuminated by commentary from eminent scientist James D. Watson. Included are On the Origin of Species, arguably the most important scientific work of the nineteenth century; Voyage of the Beagle, a captivating travelogue richly stocked with observations that helped guide the young Darwin through his evolutionary world view; The Descent of Man, which explored the origins of humans and their history; and The Expressions of Emotions in Man and Animals, which explored the origin and nature of the mind. With separate introductions for each of Darwin's books, Watson goes further to explain how the modern considerations underlying genome research would have been impossible without Darwin, bringing a contemporary relevance to these nineteenth century masterworks.--From publisher description
Biología molecular del gen by James D Watson( Book )
18 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DNA ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty years after the discovery of DNA's structure, another revolution swept biology when scientists began learning how to manipulate genes outright. The controversy continues to this day. This program tells the story of genetic engineering's pioneers, focusing on the race to synthesize insulin and the development of genetically modified crops. Spectacular computer animations of molecular processes are paired with commentary by key researchers
DNA ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A half-century ago, three teams with three different approaches raced to unravel the structure of DNA. This program blends interviews and commentary with extraordinary graphics to tell the story of how the unlikely duo of Jim Watson and Francis Crick won that race. Many of the principal figures in the quest discuss their frustrations and insights including Watson and Crick, Maurice Wilkins and Linus Pauling's son, Peter
DNA ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1990, a massive enterprise was launched to map the individual genes in the human genome. Known as the Human Genome Project, it soon turned into a race and a feud. This program tracks the progress of the endeavor, detailing the scientific innovations that led to its completion, as well as its political and economic impact. Among those who discuss the project are initial rivals Francis Collins and J. Craig Venter; Dr. John Sulston; Sir Alex Jeffreys, the discoverer of DNA fingerprinting; Nobel Laureates Fred Sanger and Jim Watson; and former President Bill Clinton
Gènes, génomes et société by James D Watson( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DNA ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With Dr. Jim Watson as guide, this program looks into the future of genetic manipulation, exploring some of the current and proposed ways scientists hope to improve humankind. Watson feels people should be able to enhance their own genes and those of their descendants. Also looks at the work of Dr. Mario Capecchi who manipulates mouse DNA for potential benefits to humans such as using genetics to enhance intelligence. Watson also addresses some of his critics, including a family with a son who has Down syndrome, and Dr. Kay Jamison, a world expert on manic depression and a manic depressive herself
Genes, girls, and Gamow : after the double helix by James D Watson( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the years following his and Francis Crick's towering discovery of DNA, James Watson was obsessed with finding two things: RNA and a wife. Genes, Girls, and Gamow is the marvelous chronicle of those pursuits. Watson effortlessly glides between his heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious debacles in the field of love and his heady inquiries in the field of science. He also reflects with touching candor on some of science's other titans, from fellow Nobelists Linus Pauling and the incorrigible Richard Feynman to Russian physicist George Gamow, who loved whiskey, limericks, and card tricks as much as he did molecules and genes. What emerges is a refreshingly human portrait of a group of geniuses and a candid, often surprising account of how science is done. From the Trade Paperback edition
Watson Molekularbiologie ( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Uotson, Dž.
Uotson, Dž 1928-
Votsons, D. D. 1928-
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Watson, J. D. (James Dewey), 1928-
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Yotson, D. Ž.
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Уотсон, Дж 1928-
جيمس د. واطسون، 1928-
ワトソン, J. D
ワトソン, ジェイムズ・D
ワトソン, ジェームス・D
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