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User Review  - ambrose_rex - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this little book and found it had a quick, springy pace following the path of the author, Watson, and his friend Crick as they bounced around seeking greatness before 'unravelling the ... Read full review

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User Review  - NielsenGW - LibraryThing

Before 1952, no knew what DNA looked like. Isolated chemically in 1869 by Friedrich Miescher, no one had been able to come up with its definitive structure. But a single X-ray diffraction image taken ... Read full review

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User Review  - amarcobio - LibraryThing

Watson's account has been largely critizised. However, this book is what it is, a very personal account with a touch of fiction and a lot of drama. I may think (as many of us) that Watson is an arrogant unbearable chap, but this book is still a great read. Read full review

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User Review  - DoingDewey - LibraryThing

Science sometimes includes a surprising amount of personal drama and just playing around with models until they fit the facts. This account of the discovery of the structure of DNA, by one of the key ... Read full review

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User Review  - klarusu - LibraryThing

This is the account of the discovery of the structure of DNA, penned by one of the main protagonists in this history-making tale. It is an account from his perspective only, and is perfused by the ... Read full review

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User Review  - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing

This is Watson's account of the discovery of the structure of DNA, the most important discovery in the life sciences apart from evolution via natural selection. He writes it like it is a novel, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - chrisadami - LibraryThing

A fascinating first-person account of the discovery of DNA's structure. A great read, and several no-holds-barred assessments of some of the characters that played a role. Read full review

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User Review  - jculkin - LibraryThing

Ridiculously exciting. A peak into the life of Cambridge as it was. Inspiring! Read full review

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User Review  - denmoir - LibraryThing

A frank, humourous biography that captures the excitement of discovery, the arrogance of youth and the rivalry between researchers Read full review


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