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User Review  - tgraettinger - LibraryThing

Wonderful account of the discovery of DNA. Had almost the feel of a detective novel. It's a very easy, quick read. If you can find it, there is a video, "The Race for the Double Helix" aka "Life Story ... Read full review

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User Review  - pramodghuge - LibraryThing

A very personal account by the author James Watson on how he and his colleague Francis Crick with the help of others beat Linus Pauling to win the coveted Nobel prize for identifying the structure of ... Read full review

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User Review  - ajlewis2 - LibraryThing

I read about a third of it. I found the story wandered and wasn't clear. His treatment of Rosalind Franklin sounded like something written in the 1950s. It was at that point that I decided the book ... Read full review

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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  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

I cannot believe that I had not read this before. I had been carrying around my father's copy for twenty-five years but only just read it. It is a fascinating, exciting and sometimes even funny ... Read full review

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User Review  - MartyBriggs - LibraryThing

I read this as a teenager, and loved it then! In addition to the science, it tells a lot about the culture of scientific research and the personalities of the scientists. Read full review

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2002
Amazingly casual recounting of the discovery of DNA. Made it seem like a hobby. Argument against specialization.

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User Review  - nittnut - LibraryThing

Excellent book. Reads like a novel. Highly recommended. 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  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

What a delightful surprise after all of my other dry, technical class assignments. Read full review


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