The Double Helix

The Double Helix
Author: James D. Watson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-08-16
ISBN: 0743219171
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Helix Book Excerpt:

The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s 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 science’s 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 Crick’s 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.

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix
Author: James D. Watson,Alexander Gann,Jan Witkowski
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN: 1476715491
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix Book Excerpt:

In his 1968 memoir, The Double Helix (Readers Union, 1969), the brash young scientist James Watson chronicled the drama of the race to identify the structure of DNA, a discovery that would usher in the era of modern molecular biology. After half a century, the implications of the double helix keep rippling outward; the tools of molecular biology have forever transformed the life sciences and medicine. The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix adds new richness to the account of the momentous events that led the charge.

Unravelling the Double Helix

Unravelling the Double Helix
Author: Gareth Williams
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN: 1474609384
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unravelling the Double Helix Book Excerpt:

DNA. The double helix; the blueprint of life; and, during the early 1950s, a baffling enigma that could win a Nobel Prize. Everyone knows that James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double helix. In fact, they clicked into place the last piece of a huge jigsaw puzzle that other researchers had assembled over decades. Researchers like Maurice Wilkins (the 'Third Man of DNA') and Rosalind Franklin, famously demonised by Watson. Not forgetting the 'lost heroes' who fought to prove that DNA is the stuff of genes, only to be airbrushed out of history. In Unravelling the Double Helix, Professor Gareth Williams sets the record straight. He tells the story of DNA in the round, from its discovery in pus-soaked bandages in 1868 to the aftermath of Watson's best-seller The Double Helix a century later. You don't need to be a scientist to enjoy this book. It's a page-turner that unfolds like a detective story, with suspense, false leads and treachery, and a fabulous cast of noble heroes and back-stabbing villains. But beware: some of the science is dreadful, and the heroes and villains may not be the ones you expect.

The Path to the Double Helix

The Path to the Double Helix
Author: Robert Olby
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 0486166597
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Path to the Double Helix Book Excerpt:

Written by a noted historian of science, this in-depth account traces how Watson and Crick achieved one of science's most dramatic feats: their 1953 discovery of the molecular structure of DNA.

Maurice Wilkins The Third Man of the Double Helix

Maurice Wilkins  The Third Man of the Double Helix
Author: Maurice Wilkins
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2005-07-14
ISBN: 0191578142
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maurice Wilkins The Third Man of the Double Helix Book Excerpt:

The Nobel Prize for the discovery of the structure of DNA was given to three scientists - James Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins. It was the experimental work of Wilkins and his colleague Rosalind Franklin that provided the clues to the structure. Here, Wilkins, who died in 2004, gives us his own account of his life, his early work in physics, the tensions and exhilaration of working on DNA, and his much discussed difficult relationship with his colleague Rosalind. This is a highly readable, and often moving account from a highly distinguished scientist who played one of the key roles in the historic discovery of the molecule behind inheritance.

The Double Helix Structure of DNA

The Double Helix Structure of DNA
Author: R. N. Albright
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2013-12-15
ISBN: 1477718095
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Helix Structure of DNA Book Excerpt:

This unique look at the study of DNA goes beyond the science and explores the lives of four great scientists: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin. It was through their complex personal interactions and their devotion to the science that led to breakthroughs surrounding the structure of DNA and our modern understanding of genetics. Readers can learn that science is not about one individual and his or her discoveries, but is the work of many. Numerous scientific breakthroughs can be attributed to competition and rivalry.

The Double Helix

The Double Helix
Author: James Watson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-09-06
ISBN: 1780225024
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Helix Book Excerpt:

The story of the most significant biological breakthrough of the century - the discovery of the structure of DNA. 'It is a strange model and embodies several unusual features. However, since DNA is an unusual substance, we are not hesitant in being bold' By elucidating the structure of DNA, the molecule underlying all life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionised biochemistry. At the time, Watson was only 24. His uncompromisingly honest account of those heady days lifts the lid on the real world of great scientists, with their very human faults and foibles, their petty rivalries and driving ambition. Above all, he captures the extraordinary excitement of their desperate efforts to beat their rivals at King's College to the solution to one of the great enigmas of the life sciences.

A Study Guide for James D Watson s The Double Helix

A Study Guide for James D  Watson s  The Double Helix
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 27
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1410344533
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for James D Watson s The Double Helix Book Excerpt:

Double Helix

Double Helix
Author: Danielle Smith-Llera
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN: 0756556546
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Double Helix Book Excerpt:

To the untrained eye, Photo 51 was simply a grainy black and white image of dark marks scattered in a rough cross shape. But to the eye of a trained scientist, it was a clear portrait of a DNA fiber taken with X-rays. And to young scientists James Watson and Francis Crick, it confirmed their guess of deoxyribonucleic acid's structure. In 1953 the pair was racing toward solving the mystery of DNA's structure before other scientists could beat them to it. They and others believed that finding the simple structure of the DNA molecule would answer a great mystery, how do organisms live, grow, develop, and survive, generation after generation? Photo 51 and subsequent models based on the photo would prove to be the key to unlocking the secret of life.

The Double Helix Structure of DNA

The Double Helix Structure of DNA
Author: R. N. Albright
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2013-12-15
ISBN: 1477718125
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Helix Structure of DNA Book Excerpt:

This unique look at the study of DNA goes beyond the science and explores the lives of four great scientists: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin. It was through their complex personal interactions and their devotion to the science that led to breakthroughs surrounding the structure of DNA and our modern understanding of genetics. Readers can learn that science is not about one individual and his or her discoveries, but is the work of many. Numerous scientific breakthroughs can be attributed to competition and rivalry.

The Double Helix and the Law of Evidence

The Double Helix and the Law of Evidence
Author: David H. Kaye
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-05-15
ISBN: 9780674054110
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Helix and the Law of Evidence Book Excerpt:

Bridging law, genetics, and statistics, this book is an authoritative history of the long and tortuous process by which DNA science has been integrated into the American legal system. In a history both scientifically sophisticated and comprehensible to the nonspecialist, David Kaye weaves together molecular biology, population genetics, the legal rules of evidence, and theories of statistical reasoning as he describes the struggles between prosecutors and defense counsel over the admissibility of genetic proof of identity. Combining scientific exposition with stories of criminal investigations, scientific and legal hubris, and distortions on all sides, Kaye shows how the adversary system exacerbated divisions among scientists, how lawyers and experts obfuscated some issues and clarified others, how probability and statistics were manipulated and misunderstood, and how the need to convince lay judges influenced the scientific research. Looking to the future, Kaye uses probability theory to clarify legal concepts of relevance and probative value, and describes alternatives to race-based DNA profile frequencies. Essential reading for lawyers, judges, and expert witnesses in DNA cases, The Double Helix and the Law of Evidence is an informative and provocative contribution to the interdisciplinary study of law and science.

James Watson Francis Crick

James Watson   Francis Crick
Author: David E. Newton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 130
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780816025589
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Watson Francis Crick Book Excerpt:

Presents biographies of the scientists who discovered the structure of the DNA molecule.

The Double Helix

The Double Helix
Author: James Watson Gerard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Helix Book Excerpt:

The Double Helix Book

The Double Helix Book
Author: James D Watson, PH.D.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2008-07-01
ISBN: 9781405880336
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Helix Book Book Excerpt:

Contemporary / British English James D. Watson and Francis Crick won the Nobel Prize in 1962 for the discovery of the double helix, the structure of DNA. In this book, James D. Watson tells the exciting story of this discovery.

Double Helix

Double Helix
Author: Glen Phelan
Publsiher: National Geographic Soc Childrens books
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Double Helix Book Excerpt:

Presents the scientific knowledge and breakthroughs that led to the discovery of DNA and its structure.

The Double Helix

The Double Helix
Author: James D. Watson,Gunther Siegmund Stent
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 298
Release: 1981
ISBN: 9780297778998
Category: Biochemistry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Helix Book Excerpt:

The classic personal account of Watson and Crick's 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 science's 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 Crick's 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.

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix
Author: James D. Watson,Alexander Gann,Jan Witkowski
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN: 1476715513
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix Book Excerpt:

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.

The Third Man of the Double Helix

The Third Man of the Double Helix
Author: Maurice Wilkins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780198606659
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Third Man of the Double Helix Book Excerpt:

Maurice Wilkins shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Francis Crick and James Watson for the discovery of the double helical structure of DNA. A physicist, he worked with John Randall in the late 1930s on the development of radar, moving to the USA during World War II towork on the Manhattan project. After the War he joined Randall at King's College London and with Rosalind Franklin began an investigation into the structure of DNA. The story of Rosalind's work on the project, and her bitterness with Maurice for having given her data to Watson and Crick withouther permission, is a well-known one, and has recently been brought once again into the spotlight by Brenda Maddox's biography (published in 2002). Now, for the first time, Maurice Wilkins tells his side of the story, showing that it is not as simple as it has sometimes been portrayed.

The Double Helix

The Double Helix
Author: James D. Watson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: DNA
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Helix Book Excerpt:

By identifying the structure of DNA, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won a Nobel Prize. All the time Watson was only twenty-four, a young zoologist 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 unsolved mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries. With humility unspoiled by false modesty, Watson relates his and Crick's desperate efforts to beat Linus Pauling to the identification of the basic building block of life.

DNA Demystified

DNA Demystified
Author: Alan McHughen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0190092963
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DNA Demystified Book Excerpt:

""If you're mystified by DNA and genetics, relax. Settle into a comfy chair as we explain what DNA is and how it works its apparent magic, revealing it's not so magical after all. We'll also cover chromosomes, genes and genomics, and how they impact our daily lives. These initial pages provide a quick overview of some common questions folks have about DNA: what it is, what you should know about it, where it comes from. If it seems like we're glossing over your favorite topic, be patient, as we'll explore these and many other topics in greater depth in the subsequent chapters. For now, settle in! It's time to unpack some mysteries and explode some myths, while still marveling at the awesome star power of DNA. Like all celebrities, DNA carries a mystique, a compelling story combining remarkable skills with some manufactured hype. 'It's in our DNA' is now a standard refrain for marketers and individuals trumpeting some essential virtue: honesty, courage, integrity, permanence, the spirit of discovery1. The aura of DNA sells everything from colleges and companies to cars, electric fences, and even literary agents. The marketing hype is often misplaced, but DNA is undoubtedly a wondrous molecule. It's the only known molecule capable of reproducing itself, and is present in all living things. DNA is, indeed, the essence of life itself. Between the Presidential citations, popular television shows such as CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) and a multitude of gratuitous marketing clichés, almost everyone knows "DNA". Or, at least, they think they know about DeoxyriboNucleic Acid, aka "DNA". The New York Times index shows over 500 news articles on DNA in the first half of 2019 alone, an average of over two stories per day.2 Yet many otherwise well-informed readers don't know what DNA is or how it works.""--