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Francis Crick : discoverer of the genetic code

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: New York : Atlas Books, ©2006.
Series: Eminent lives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A portrait of scientist Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA, traces his life from a middle-class English upbringing and lackluster education to his ultimate history-making journey into the field of biology.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Francis Crick; Francis Crick; Francis Crick; Francis Crick; Francis Crick
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Ridley
ISBN: 006082333X 9780060823337 0007213301 9780007213306
OCLC Number: 62134826
Description: x, 213 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Life itself --
Crackers --
Three friends --
Cambridge --
Watson --
Triumph --
Codes --
Brenner --
Triplets and chapels --
The prize --
Never in a modest mood --
Outer space --
California --
Consciousness --
Epilogue: The astonishing hypothesiser.
Series Title: Eminent lives.
Responsibility: Matt Ridley.
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On 28 February 1953, Francis Crick announced that he and his American colleague James Watson 'had found the secret of life'. This book traces the life of the man who discovered the structure of DNA.  Read more...

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