Along with Francis Crick, James Watson was the discoverer of the double helix structure of the DNA molecule, realising both how it was able to reproduce itself and how, through its immense variety, it was able to pass on genetic instructions from one generation to the next. Their discovery paved the way for fifty years of explosive scientific ...Read MoreAlong with Francis Crick, James Watson was the discoverer of the double helix structure of the DNA molecule, realising both how it was able to reproduce itself and how, through its immense variety, it was able to pass on genetic instructions from one generation to the next. Their discovery paved the way for fifty years of explosive scientific achievement, of extraordinary importance both in strictly scientific terms and for its technological and social significance. From Dolly the sheep to GM foods to designer babies, science-related newspaper headlines have been dominated by the implications of their work. In this book, written to tie-in with a major PBS series in the US, Watson tells the story of this research and its impact on the world in which we live, from its beginnings to the present.Read Less
Fair. Book is in overall good condition. Some water damage causing pages to stain and lightly ripple. Does not affect the text. There is a light stain on the bottom edge of the first few pages. Cover shows some edge wear and corners are lightly worn. Pages have a minimal to moderate amount of markings. FAST SHIPPING W/USPS TRACKING! ! !
Fair. [box ms7 al.1 9.6.12] Ex-library copy. Same UPC code as stated. Same edition as pictured. 14 CDs. Ex-library binding. Ex-library copy with ex-library markings on case and on CDs. CDs have been previously listened to. CDs have been tested. Staining/wear to case.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by both James Watson and Andrew Berry on the title page. In fine condition. "A remarkable alignment of the planets is occurring in 2003: the 50th anniversary of the double helix and the completion of the sequence of the human genome. As a defining figure in both landmark events, no other human being on the planet is positioned to write as authoritatively about all this as Jim Watson. In DNA: The Secret of Life he does so with characteristic clarity, style, and wit. If you really want to know what happened in the most important half-century of biology since the world began, read this" (Francis Collins).
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author Beautiful, unread copy of the first edition of this important work by the Nobel-Prize winning Scientist. Signed on a bookplate affixed to the half title. With the holograph dust jacket. 446 pp.
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the Title page. Author's Signature only. Winner of the Nobel Prize A First edition, First printing. Book is in Fine condition. Boards are clean, not bumped. Fore edges are clean. Interior is clean and legible. Not remaindered. Dust Jacket is in Fine condition. Not chipped or crinkled. Not price clipped. Dust Jacket is covered by Mylar Brodart. All-ways well boxed, All-ways fast service. Thanks.
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Watson in his diminutive hand on the title page. Color and black & white illustrations. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. The image is of the book described; not a stock photo.
A wonderful reintroduction to the world of genomics since the frontier days of "The Double Helix"! Processes and terms are interspersed with anecdotes about the researchers and their failures as well as successes. Politics and ethics mingle with pure science. A comprehensive index allows for easy review of terms.
May 24, 2007
For anyone who wants to know more of the journey to finding DNA, how it works in all of us and onwards to Genetic Engineering of foods and possible ways to cure diseases in the future.
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