As New. No Jacket. Signed by Author This is a signed by author James D. Watson on limitation page, hardcover, full-leather first edition of Genes, Girls, and Gamow by James D. Watson. The limitation page reads "This leather-bound First Edition of Genes, Girls, and Gamow is personally signed by James D. Watson (his signature) Number 763 of 1, 175 Easton Press". The book published in 2001 by Easton Press: Norwalk, CT is in as new condition with silk endpapers and bound-in silk bookmark. The book is without dust jacket as published. 259 pages plus 22 pages illustrated with George Gamow Memorabilia.
Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine.; Signed by Watson.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; Signed by Author.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-02-04 This classy memoir reads like a Who's Who of 20th-century science and picks up where the author left off in his classic book, The Double Helix. In 1953, Watson, then 25, and colleague Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, a historic achievement that won them both the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Here Watson, who quickly became an icon for biology students worldwide, gives a detailed, journal-writer's account of the aftermath, recalling with subtle humor his younger self's professional and equally pressing amorous ambitions. Professionally, the goal was to unravel the structure of a then still-mysterious molecule called ribonucleic acid, or RNA. Watson's scientific highs and lows are mingled with his adventures in academic high society, some of which have the flavor of Wodehousian lark, as when Wilson and fellow pranksters "temporarily absconded with the experimental lobsters" belonging to a boorish lecturer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod. Readers also encounter the "pope-like" figure of Caltech chemist Linus Pauling, the bongo-playing genius physicist Richard Feynman and of course Russian theoretical physicist George Gamow, the "zany," card-trick playing, limerick-singing, booze-swilling, practical-joking "giant imp" who founded with Watson the RNA-Tie Club. Reading Watson is a delight, an opportunity to breathe the rarefied air of his generation's greatest scientists and to crash a faculty cocktail party or two along the way. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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