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Wilkins, Maurice 1916-2004

Overview
Works: 31 works in 61 publications in 3 languages and 1,998 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Motion pictures  Archives 
Roles: Interviewee
Classifications: QH505, 571.4092
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Maurice Wilkins, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Maurice Wilkins
DNA ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 59 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 )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First in a five-part series. A half-century ago, three teams with three different approaches raced to unravel the structure of DNA. Blends interviews and commentary with graphics to tell the story of how Jim Watson and Francis Crick won that race. Researchers discuss their frustrations and insights, including Watson and Crick, Maurice Wilkins and Linus Pauling's son, Peter. With computer animation and microphotography
The third man of the double helix the autobiography of Maurice Wilkins by Maurice Wilkins ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Working with Watson and Crick on the structure of DNA was a third man, Maurice Wilkins, based at King's College London with co-worker Rosalind Franklin. Franklin died in 1958 and the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the Double Helix was awarded to the three men in 1962. As Maurice Wilkins explains in The Third Man of the Double Helix, ' the Franklin/Wilkins story has often been told as an example of the unjustness of male scientists towards their women colleagues, and questions have. been raised over whether credit was distributed fairly when the Nobel Prize was awarded. I have found this situ
The DNA story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concentrates upon the role of chemistry and physics in finding the structure of DNA; it thereby sets the scene for the rise of molecular biology and its foundation in crystallography and model building. Stresses the pragmatic model building of Crick and Watson and their mistakes. Contrasts their work with the classical crystallography of the Kings' group as well as their embarrassments. Ends with the realization of the correct base pairings to the confirmation of the twin helical structure from Franklin's x-ray pictures of the a and b forms of DNA and thence to the final structure
Secret of photo 51 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On April 25, 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick published their groundbreaking discovery of the double helix structure of DNA, the molecule essential for passing on our genes and the secret of life. But their crucial breakthrough depended on the pioneering work of another biologist, Rosalind Franklin. She would never know that Watson and Crick had seen a crucial piece of her data without her permission. This was an X-ray image, Photo 51, that proved to be a vital clue in their decoding of the double helix. Contains interviews, historical photographs and reenactments
The autobiography of Maurice Wilkins by Maurice Wilkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maurice Wilkins gives his side of the story behind the discovery of the double helical structure of DNA. He reveals his part in the life of Rosalind Franklin - viewed by many as having been unfairly treated by her male colleagues - and his work in the Manhattan Project and the development of radar
DNA ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 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
Molecular structure of nucleic acids : a structure for deoxyribonucleic acid by James D Watson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nijū rasen daisan no otoko ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prizewinners ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen Black in extended conversation with Drs Max Perutz and John Kendrew, Nobel Prize-Winners in Chemistry (1962) for their discovery of the molecular structure of haemoglobin and myoglobin, and with Francis Crick, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins, Nobel Laureates in Physiology and Medicine in the same year for their discovery of the molecular structure of deoxyribose nucleix acid (DNA). Also features Sir Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971) talking about the application of x-ray crystallography to molecular biology, and a brilliant short introduction to molecular biology for laymen by the late Professor Michael Swann of Edinburgh University (as he was then). Remarkable for its leisurely but serious approach, absence of hype and for the high intellectual level and clarity of much of the interview material
Determination of the helical configuration of ribonucleic acid molecules by Maurice Wilkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A reflecting microscope of 1:3 numerical aperture by Keith Patrick Norris ( Book )
1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Double helix the DNA years ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Introduced by science historian Evelyn Fox Keller, the film begins with a clip from 'The Cambridge Story' (1953?), showing Francis Crick and James Watson, two of the scientists responsible for the discovery of the structure of DNA. The film continues with many other archive clips which include Maurice Wilkins explaining his difficulties in working with Rosalind Franklin and, in another clip, demonstrating x-ray crystallography. These are linked by a voice-over narrative and comments from scientists Richard Dawkins, Lewis Wolpert, Steve Jones, Psychologist Stephen Pinker and neurobiologist Kenan Malik. The programme then traces the change in ideas about genetic superiority that was brought about by the work of anthropologist Margaret Meade. While greater understanding of DNA increased comprehension of what it is to be human, her fieldwork in Samoa and Papua New Guinea promoted the idea that humanity was capable of many varieties of culture, equally valid. The importance attached to a biological past gave way to acceptance of the importance of nurture and the appreciation of human possibility
Francis Crick personal papers by Francis Crick ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Personal papers of Francis Harry Compton Crick, neuroscientist and Nobel Prize winner who co-discovered the helical structure of DNA with James D. Watson. These Papers document the personal life of a noted biochemist and provide a glimpse of his social life and relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. Largely a collection of correspondence, the papers document Crick's family, social and personal life from 1938 until his death in 2004 and include letters from friends and professional colleagues, family members, social acquaintances, and organizations. Important correspondents include George Gamow, Georg Kreisel, Michael McClure, Leslie Orgel, Linus Pauling, Max Perutz, James D. Watson, and Maurice H.F. Wilkins. The papers also contain also contain personal documents, especially certificates and awards; photographs of Crick, his family and friends; several small pocket notebooks and numerous appointment books (1946-2004); passports, writings of Crick and others; film and television projects, miscellaneous certificates and awards; and collected memorabilia including announcements and invitations, poems, portraits, newspaper clippings, receipts, wine lists, menus from events, and programs from scientific and theatrical events. Also contains condolence correspondence and materials related to Odile Crick. Addition to the Francis Crick Personal Papers materials include correspondence, clippings and tear sheets, photographs, awards, and posthumous materials -- including condolences to Odile Crick regarding Francis' death. The 2012 addition to the papers includes correspondence, writings, notes, photographs, and audiovisual materials. The second 2012 addition includes articles written about Crick including newspaper and magazine clippings, print outs of online articles, and a biography draft by Matt Ridley. Also included are photographs and posthumous materials for a memorial celebration
DNA the story of life ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This series marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA. Scientists engaged in genetic research in the 1950s focused on proteins but at Cambridge University, James Watson and Francis Crick decided to concentrate on DNA. There are film clips and background information on some of the scientists who were then involved in DNA research: James Watson, Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin (photograph), Maurice Wilkins, Linus Pauling, Raymond Gosling (Rosalind Franklin's assistant) and Erwin Chargaff. The film narrates the well-known story of the rivalry between scientists at King's College, London, and Cambridge. James Watson describes the model-building approach adopted by himself and Francis Crick and Peter Pauling talks about the work of his father, Linus Pauling, who also tried to discover DNA's structure by model-building. Raymond Gosling talks about the difficult working relationship between Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin at King's College and Maurice Wilkins shows the equipment used by Rosalind Franklin to obtain the x-ray photograph of DNA which, unknown to her, helped Crick and Watson to make their world famous discovery
Double helix ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Traces the history of attempts to establish the structure of DNA, with 1962 film of Dr. James Watson talking about the DNA molecule. Maurice Wilkins talks about the process of discovery and Francis Crick takes up the story. There is a photograph of a DNA molecule splitting and cinemicrography of chromosomes splitting
The prizewinners ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Stephen Black in extended conversation with Drs Max Perutz and John Kendrew, Nobel Prize-Winners in Chemistry (1962) for their discovery of the molecular structure of haemoglobin and myoglobin, and with Francis Crick, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins, Nobel Laureates in Physiology and Medicine in the same year for their discovery of the molecular structure of deoxyribose nucleix acid (DNA). Also features Sir Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971) talking about the application of x-ray crystallography to molecular biology, and a brilliant short introduction to molecular biology for laymen by the late Professor Michael Swann of Edinburgh University (as he was then). Remarkable for its leisurely but serious approach, absence of hype and for the high intellectual level and clarity of much of the interview material
Tobacco mosaic virus crystals and three-dimensional microscopic vision ( Book )
1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
J. Krishnamurti the difficulty of thinking together ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. David Bohm and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Maurice Wilkins met with Krishnamurti to discuss the problems of thinking and co-operating together. This conversation explores love, fear, grief, loss, and attachment. A discussion which took place in Brockwood Park in 1982
John Turton Randall, 23 March 1905-16 June 1984 by Maurice Wilkins ( )
1 edition published in 1987 in French and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Wilkins, M. H. F. 1916-2004
Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick, 1916-2004
ウィルキンズ, モーリス
Languages
English (58)
Japanese (2)
French (1)
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