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The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
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Hardcover
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With Gunther S. Stent | Reprint edition from Scribner (February 1, 1998)
9780684852799 | details & prices | 226 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Examines the creative scientific exploration involved in the discovery of the DNA structure and the important implications of this knowledge.
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Reprint edition from Touchstone Books (June 12, 2001)
9780743216302 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.95
About: One of the two discoverers of DNA recalls the lively scientific quest that led to this breakthrough, from the long hours in the lab, to the after-hours socializing, to the financial struggles that almost sank their project.
Reissue edition from New Amer Library (February 1, 1991)
9780451627872 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $6.99
About: A Nobel Prize-winning biochemist relates his monumental discovery of the structure of the hereditary molecule DNA
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With Gunther S. Stent (other contributor) | from W W Norton & Co Inc (February 1, 1981)
9780393950755 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $21.30
About: Since its publication in 1968, The Double Helix has given countless readers a rare and exciting look at one highly significant piece of scientific research—Watson and Crick's race to discover the molecular structure of DNA.
from Atheneum (October 1, 1980)
9780689706028 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $11.95
About: Examines the creative scientific exploration involved in the discovery of the DNA structure and the important implications of this knowledge
from Atheneum (October 1, 1980)
9780689706028 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $11.95
About: Examines the creative scientific exploration involved in the discovery of the DNA structure and the important implications of this knowledge
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Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date February 1, 1981
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393950755
ISBN-10 0393950751
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $21.30
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Since its publication in 1968, The Double Helix has given countless readers a rare and exciting look at one highly significant piece of scientific research—Watson and Crick's race to discover the molecular structure of DNA. In this Norton Critical Edition, Watson's lively and irreverent account is placed in historical perspective by Gunther Stent's introduction and by retrospective views from two major figures in the adventure, Francis Crick and Linus Pauling, and by Rosalind Franklin's last student, Aaron Klug.

Background materials include reproductions of the original scientific papers in which the double helical structure of DNA was first presented in 1953 and 1954.

In Criticism, which begins with "A Review of the Reviews" by Gunther Stent, other scientists and scholars reveal their own experiences and views of Watson's story. There are reviews by Philip Morrison, F. X. S., Richard C. Lewontin, Mary Ellmann, Robert L. Sinsheimer, John Lear, Alex Comfort, Jacob Bronowski, Conrad H. Waddington, Robert K. Merton, Peter M. Medawar, and André Lwoff; as well as three letters to the editor of Science by Max F. Perutz, M. H. F. Wilkins, and James D. Watson.

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