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listen . A day or so later he would often realize that his theory did not work and
return to experiments , until boredom generated a new attack on theory . There
was much drama connected with these ideas . They did a great deal to liven up
Several days after the fiasco with Bragg , the crystallographer V . Vand sent Max
a letter containing a theory for the diffraction of X rays by helical molecules .
Helices were then at the center of the lab ' s interest , largely because of Pauling '
s a ...
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 DNA . Afterwards
we could go to the Eagle for lunch , leaving the afternoon free to discuss how we
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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