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The double helix : a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA

Author: James D Watson; Francis Crick
Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut : Easton Press, [2000] ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By identifying the structure of DNA, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won a Nobel Prize. All the time Watson was only twenty-four, a young zoologist 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 sciences' greatest unsolved mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James D Watson; Francis Crick
OCLC Number: 1084272218
Notes: "Portions of this book were first published in The Atlantic monthly" -- title page verso
Description: xvi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: James D. Watson

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By identifying the structure of DNA, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won a Nobel Prize. All the time Watson was only twenty-four, a young zoologist 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 sciences' greatest unsolved mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of 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 identification of the basic building block of life.

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