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BEFORE my arrival in Cambridge , Francis only occasionally thought about
deoxyribonucleic acid ( DNA ) and its role in heredity . This was not because he
thought it uninteresting . Quite the contrary . A major factor in his leaving physics
... appearance and idiom did not fit into my picture of the English philosopher .
Francis greeted his arrival with great gusto , and the sound of Francis ' laughter
and Kreisel ' s Austrian accent dominated the spiffy atmosphere of the restaurant
Before the delegation ' s arrival , Francis and I had agreed to reveal our progress
in two stages . Francis would first sum up the advantages of the helical theory .
Then together we could explain how we had arrived at the proposed model for ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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