The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA Author James D. Watson Ph.D.
ISBN-10 074321630X
ISBN-13 9780743216302
Year 2001-06-12
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Touchstone
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The classic personal account of Watson and Cricks groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar author of A Beautiful Mind 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 twenty four 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 sciences greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts very human ambitions and bitter rivalries With humility unspoiled by false modesty Watson relates his and Cricks desperate efforts to beat Linus Pauling to the Holy Grail of life sciences the identification of the basic building block of life Never has a scientist been so truthful in capturing in words the flavor of his work

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The Double Helix

The Double Helix Author James D. Watson
ISBN-10 9780743219174
Release 2011-08-16
Pages 256

The Double Helix

The Double Helix Author James D. Watson
ISBN-10 0451624769
Release 1969-02-01
Pages 143