The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
Publish date: February 1st 1991
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Popular Science
, History Of Science
Gossip, backstabbing, petty squabbles, arrogance, snobbishness, and misogyny take a front row seat in this personal account of how the double helix structure of DNA was discovered. I expected more from Watson's book. And then there is the question about Rosalind Franklin's contribution to the ...
James Watson and Francis Crick made arguably the greatest discovery of the 20th century: proving that DNA is the building block of life and providing a solid structure for it. This short autobiographical account written by Watson provides an in depth - and biased - look into the discovery and also r...
I only wish that Mr. Crick had written this. Mr. Watson comes across as a naive gossipy sidekick. Mr. Watson's comments later in life have indeed shown a certain amount of ignorance.
James D. Watson is like that bad boy crush you have, where he kinda treats you like dirt but he is soooooo coooool. Having read some of his more recent work, I am pleased to say that he is a product of his time, and as such proves that change, and reevaluating opinions and judgements, conscious or ...
Science sometimes includes a surprising amount of personal drama and just playing around with models until they fit the facts. This account of the discovery of the structure of DNA, by one of the key participants Dr. James D. Watson, includes a lot of both. Written as though from his perspective at ...