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The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

By James D. Watson, 1928-

Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Watson and Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA, an annotated and illustrated edition of this classic book gives new insights into the personal relationships between James Watson, Frances Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin, and the making of a scientific revolution.

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2012

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9781476715490


Format: Book
Author: Watson, James D., 1928-
Summary: On the fiftieth anniversary of Watson and Crick receiving the Nobel Prize, a freshly annotated and illustrated edition of The Double Helix provides new insights into the personal relationships among James Watson, Frances Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and a scientific revolution. In his 1968 memoir, The Double Helix, James Watson offered a thrilling drama of the race among scientists to identify the structure of DNA. Professors Alexander Gann and Jan Witkowski have built upon this narrative; juxtaposing Watsons' racy account with the commentary of other protagonists offering an enhanced perspective of the now legendary story. They have mined many sources: including a trove of newly discovered correspondence belonging to Francis Crick mislaid some fifty years earlier; excerpts from the papers of Maurice Wilkins, Linus Pauling, and Rosalind Franklin; and a chapter that had been dropped from the original. After half a century, the implications of the double helix keep rippling outward; the tools of molecular biology have forever transformed the life sciences. The New Annotated and Illustrated Edition of The Double Helix adds a richness to the account of the momentous events that led the charge. The Double Helix is the best book I know about a scientific discovery this new edition suffuses the whole with social history, fascinating documentation, photography, and cunning background research. The early fifties, the beginning of the modern age of molecular biology, spring to life. Ian McEwan, author of Atonement --Provided by publisher.
Title: The annotated and illustrated double helix / The New Annotated and Illustrated Edition James D. Watson ; edited by Alexander Gann & Jan Witkowski.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Subject: Watson, James D., 1928- Genetic code. Molecular biology DNA
Isbn: 9781476715490 1476715491
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Format: Book
Author: Watson, James D., 1928-
Summary: On the fiftieth anniversary of Watson and Crick receiving the Nobel Prize, a freshly annotated and illustrated edition of The Double Helix provides new insights into the personal relationships among James Watson, Frances Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and a scientific revolution. In his 1968 memoir, The Double Helix, James Watson offered a thrilling drama of the race among scientists to identify the structure of DNA. Professors Alexander Gann and Jan Witkowski have built upon this narrative; juxtaposing Watsons' racy account with the commentary of other protagonists offering an enhanced perspective of the now legendary story. They have mined many sources: including a trove of newly discovered correspondence belonging to Francis Crick mislaid some fifty years earlier; excerpts from the papers of Maurice Wilkins, Linus Pauling, and Rosalind Franklin; and a chapter that had been dropped from the original. After half a century, the implications of the double helix keep rippling outward; the tools of molecular biology have forever transformed the life sciences. The New Annotated and Illustrated Edition of The Double Helix adds a richness to the account of the momentous events that led the charge. The Double Helix is the best book I know about a scientific discovery this new edition suffuses the whole with social history, fascinating documentation, photography, and cunning background research. The early fifties, the beginning of the modern age of molecular biology, spring to life. Ian McEwan, author of Atonement --Provided by publisher.
Title: The annotated and illustrated double helix / The New Annotated and Illustrated Edition James D. Watson ; edited by Alexander Gann & Jan Witkowski.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Description: xvi, 345 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Watson, James D., 1928-
Subjects: Genetic code.
Subjects: Molecular biology
Subjects: DNA
Other Author: Gann, Alexander.
Other Author: Witkowski, J. A. (Jan Anthony), 1947-
Other Author: Watson, James D., 1928- Double helix
Other Title: Double helix
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-331) and index.
LCCN: 2012037483
ISBN: 9781476715490
ISBN: 1476715491
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