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Rosalind Franklin : the dark lady of DNA

Author: Brenda Maddox
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In March 1953, Maurice Wilkins of King's College, London, announced the departure of his obstructive colleague Rosalind Franklin to rival Cavendish Laboratory scientist Francis Crick. But it was too late. Franklin's unpublished data and crucial photograph of DNA had already been seen by her competitors at the Cambridge University lab. With the aid of these, plus their own knowledge, Watson and Crick discovered the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Rosalind Franklin; Rosalind Franklin; Rosalind Franklin; Rosalind Franklin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Maddox
ISBN: 0006552110 9780006552116
OCLC Number: 779540400
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Awards: Short-listed for Marsh Biography Award 2003
Short-listed for Whitbread Prize (Biography) 2002
Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 2002
Description: xix, 380 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Once in Royal David's City --
'Alarmingly clever' --
Once a Paulina --
Never surrender --
Holes in coal --
Woman of the Left Bank --
Seine v. Strand --
What is life? --
Joining the circus --
Such a funny lab --
Undeclared race --
Eureka and goodbye --
Escaping notice --
Acid next door --
O my America --
New friends, new enemies --
Postponed departure --
Private health, public health --
Clarity and perfection --
Life after death.
Responsibility: Brenda Maddox.

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The untold story of the woman who helped to make one of humanity's greatest discoveries - DNA - but who was never given credit for doing so.  Read more...

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"A finely crafted biography." -- Booklist "Lively, absorbing and even handed . What emerges is the complex portrait of a passionate, flawed, courageous women." -- Washington Post Book World "A Read more...

 
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