'The greatest achievement of science in the twentieth century ...It will be an enormous success, and deserves to be so - a classic in the sense it will go on being read' - Sir Peter Medawar. Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry by elucidating the structure of DNA - and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time Watson was only 24, with more interest in girls than in chemistry. His uncompromisingly honest account of those heady days lifts the lid on the real world of greatscientists and the extraordinary ...
'The greatest achievement of science in the twentieth century ...It will be an enormous success, and deserves to be so - a classic in the sense it will go on being read' - Sir Peter Medawar. Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry by elucidating the structure of DNA - and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time Watson was only 24, with more interest in girls than in chemistry. His uncompromisingly honest account of those heady days lifts the lid on the real world of greatscientists and the extraordinary excitement of their desperate attempts to beat Linus Pauling to the solution to one of the great enigmas of the life sciences.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Ex-library. dust jacket covered, pretty nice library copy. xvi, 226 p. illus., facsims., ports. 22 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Portraits, Facsimiles. Autobiographical.
Good. No dust jacket. xvi, 226 p. illus., facsims., ports. 22 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Portraits, Facsimiles. Feb 1968 hc 1st ed 2nd printing. Staining, sunning & slight fraying on cover, corners a little bumped, tiny dent/tear on 1/2 title pg, lite foxing/soil on edge, else text clean, binding tight Autobiographical.
Good. First printing. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering; 1968. Jacket is aged & fairly tattered at the edges, but is not price-clipped & is covered in a new protective mylar sleeve. Spine is slightly cocked; top edge of text block has a few small damp spots; lightly bumped corners; a few inner pages have finger smudges; no markings. Please email us for photos. Ships from New Haven, CT the same or next business day with Free Tracking! We fully guarantee to ship the exact same item as listed and work hard to maintain our excellent customer service.
Dust jacket in good condition. First edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Stated First Edition. Dust jacket now wrapped with protective mylar cover. Small moisture stain at bottom edge of spine on dust jacket, very faintly visible on spine of book. Unclipped front flap. Light twisting of spine. Previous owner's name on front and rear endpapers, inked-out on rear front-down. Secure packaging for safe delivery.
Illus.; photos, 8.75 x 5.75", gilt-dec blue leather; aeg, 226pp, covers a little extremity-worn, hinges a little loose, some soiling to covers but still a very good copy that looks unread. LIMITED TO 2000 NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, with "Certificate of Authenticity".
Very Good. B000HKN4QA. B000HKN4QA Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Very Good) First edition. Cloth, 22 cm., 226 pp. + 6 pp. black and white plates of letters to Delbruck describing the initial discovery. Black and white portraits and figures. Very good copy in a very good dust jacket.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. xvi, 226 p. illus., facsims., ports. 22 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Portraits, Facsimiles. Autobiographical. Atheneum, New York, 1968. Hardcover. 6th Printing. SIGNED by James D. Watson on the title page. Nobel Prize-winning scientist's personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA. Book is Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Light rubbing to boards and spine, previous owners name on ffp. but appears unread. Clean straight & tight. DJ is unclipped and sunned with minor rubbing to edges and very minor fraying. SIGNED by the author.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. B00I8WCY2Y. Black and white photographs and line drawings. Stated first edition. Small spot of light soiling on top edge, else very good in a very good or better (trace edge wear at the spine ends, light age toning to rear panel and flap edges) dust jacket.; 226 pages.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 8vo A third printing of the first edition in Very Good+ condition, light sunning to boards in alike, price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing along edges and a minor tape mend on verso. SIGNED by author and Nobel laureate James D. Watson directly on the title page; James D. Watson's extraordinary manuscript is standing nearly alone in the history of scientific discovery. A first person account of the "double helix" structure of DNA. The Modern Library placed "The Double Helix" at number 7 on its list of the 100 best nonfiction books of the 20th century and the Library of Congress named it as one of the 88 "Books That Shaped America."; , xvi, 226,  pages; Signed by Author.
The most fascinating part of this story was the effort of Watson to keep in touch with the son of Linus Pauling, who was hot on the path to discover the DNA molecule. It was almost strange the way Watson and Crick used the x ray analysis of a female coworker to describe the DNA molecule and later be awarded the Nobel Prize while she, of course, could not be awarded the prize because she was dead. It's a story of hard work and some dirty dealing that ended up with the molecule of life being described. DNA profiling in crime detection and in the use of geneology work has proven wide spread for it's accuracy. People who were innocent and imprisoned became free and the ancestors of Thomas Jefferson were establised.
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