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All I need do was read a crystallographic text ; this would enable me to understand enough theory to begin to take X - ray photographs . As an example , Max told me about his simple idea for testing Pauling's a - helix .
The years of careful , unemotional crystallographic training had left their mark . She had not had the advantage of a rigid Cambridge education only to be so foolish as to misuse it . It was downright obvious to her that the only way to ...
Thinking that Rosy wanted nothing to do with him , he spoke largely to Maurice , until he slowly perceived that Rosy wanted his crystallographic advice and was prepared to exchange unconcealed hostility for conversation between equals .
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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