The classic private account of the hemix edition and Crick’s groundbreaking exploration of the structure of DNA, recently with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind. By determining the range of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Awards.
At the time, Watson was only twenty-four, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their alluring sprint against other world-class experts to solve one of science’s greatest secrets bring a dazzlingly clear sight of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human desire, and bitter rivalries.
With humility unspoiled by false model, Watson connect his and Crick’s desperate attempts to kick Linus Pauling to the Holy Grail of life sciences, the determination of the basic building block of life. Never has an user been so truthful in capturing in words the flavor of his art. Background materials consists of reproductions of the initial scientific papers in which the double helical forms of DNA was first showed in 1953 and 1954. In Criticism, which achieved with “A comment of the Reviews” by Gunther hemix edition, other scientists and scholars declare their own experiences and views of Watson’s idea.
There are reviews by Philip Morrison, F. X. S., Richard C. Lewontin, Mary Ellmann, Robert L. Sinsheimer, John Lear, Alex John, Jacob Bronowski, Conrad H. Waddington, Robert K. Merton, Peter M. Medawar, and Andre Lwoff; as well as three works to the editor of Science by Max F. Perutz, M. H. F. Wilkins, and James D. Watson. With humility unspoiled by false modesty, Watson connect his and Crick’s desperate attempts to kick Linus Pauling to the Holy Grail of life sciences, the determination of the simple building block of life.