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

Author: James D Watson; Gunther S Stent
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1980.
Series: Norton critical edition.
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A critical edition of James D. Watson's account of he and Francis Crick's 1953 discovery of the DNA double helix, including reviews by Gunther Stent and other scientists and scholars.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Named Person: James D Watson; James D Watson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James D Watson; Gunther S Stent
ISBN: 039301245X 9780393012453 0393950751 9780393950755
OCLC Number: 6016503
Description: xxv, 298 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The DNA double helix and the rise of molecular biology / Gunther S. Stent. The author and publication of The double helix / Gunther S. Stent. A book that couldn't go to Harvard (1968) / Walter Sullivan --
The text of The double helix (1968) --
Three other perspectives: The double helix : a personal view (1974) / Francis Crick. Molecular basis of biological specificity (1974) / Linus Pauling. Rosalind Franklin and the discovery of the structure of DNA (1968) / Aaron Klug --
The reviews: A review of the reviews / Gunther S. Stent. The human factor in a science first (1968) / Philip Morrison. Nots of a not-Watson (1968) / F.X.S. "Honest Jim" Watson's big thriller about DNA (1968) / Richard C. Lewontin. The scientist tells (1968) / Mary Ellmann. The double helix (1968) / Robert L. Sinsheimer. Heredity transactions (1968) / John Lear. Two cultures no more (1968) / Alex Comfort. Honest Jum and the tinker toy model (1968) / Jacob Bronowski. Riding high on a spiral (1968) / Conrad H. Waddington. Three letters to the editor of Science (1969) / Max F, Perutz, M.H.F. Wilkins, and James D. WatsonMaking it scientifically (1968) / Robert K. Merton. Lucky Jim (1968) / Peter B. Medawar. Truth, truth, what is truth (about how the structure of DNA was discovered)? (1968) / André Lwoff --
Original papers: A structure for deoxyribose nucleic acis (Nature, April 25, 1953) / J.D. Watson and F.H.C. Crick. Genetical implications of the structure of doxyribonucleic acid (Nature, May 30, 1953) / J.D. Watson and F.H.C. Crick. Molecular strcuture of deoxypentose nucleic acids (Nature, April 25, 1953) / J.H.F. Wilkins, A.R. Stokes and H.R. Wilson. Molecular configuration in sodium thymonucleate (Nature, April 25, 1953) / R.E. Franklin and R.G. Gosling. The structure of DNA (Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 1953 / J.D. Watson and F.H.C. Crick. The complementary structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1954) / F.H.C. Crick and J.D. Watson.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: James D. Watson ; edited by Gunther S. Stent.

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A critical edition of James D. Watson's account of he and Francis Crick's 1953 discovery of the DNA double helix, including reviews by Gunther Stent and other scientists and scholars.

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