The Double Helix

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Turtleback Books, 1991 - Science
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This is a book by a scientist about scientists - and the inside story of one of the key discoveries of the century, the structure of DNA, the heredity molecule. Even more fascinating, perhaps, it is the superbly human tale of how a very unusual 23-year-old American saw his chance for scientific immortality and promptly set out to seize it.

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User Review  - atozgrl - LibraryThing

A surprisingly easy read. The chapters are short and the writing style is breezy. It's a very personal account of James Watson's experiences studying overseas and his efforts, along with others, to ... Read full review

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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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