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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 the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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