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Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code - Matt Ridley
Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code
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Biographer Matt Ridley harbors no doubts that Francis Crick (1916-2004) belongs in HarperCollins's Eminent Lives series. Indeed, this award-winning science writer thinks that the "father of the genetic code" was a scientific innovator of the caliber of Einstein, Darwin, and Galileo. Ridley knew... show more
Biographer Matt Ridley harbors no doubts that Francis Crick (1916-2004) belongs in HarperCollins's Eminent Lives series. Indeed, this award-winning science writer thinks that the "father of the genetic code" was a scientific innovator of the caliber of Einstein, Darwin, and Galileo. Ridley knew Crick, but his high estimate of the British physicist/molecular biologist/neuroscientist isn't based on friendship. Instead, the author of Genome argues that Crick's work in identifying the precise correspondence between specific DNA bases and the proteins they encode provided a truly epoch-making breakthrough. By delineating Crick's scientific work and sometimes difficult personality far beyond the now-familiar story of his initial Nobel Prize-winning double helix discovery, Ridley manages to flesh out one of the great names of modern science.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060823337 (006082333X)
Publisher: Eminent Lives
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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