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

Author: James D Watson; William Lawrence Bragg, Sir; Sylvia Nasar
Publisher: New York : Touchstone Book, published by Simon & Schuster, 2001. ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Touchstone editionView all editions and formats
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"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 24, 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
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: James D Watson; Francis Crick
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James D Watson; William Lawrence Bragg, Sir; Sylvia Nasar
ISBN: 074321630X 9780743216302
OCLC Number: 46980139
Notes: "Portions of this book were first published in The Atlantic Monthly"--Title page verso.
Description: xx, 226 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Sir Lawrence Bragg --
Preface --
Introduction / Sylvia Nasar --
The double helix.
Responsibility: James D. Watson.

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