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The Resource The double helix : a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA, by James D. Watson

The double helix : a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA, by James D. Watson

Label
The double helix : a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA
Title
The double helix
Title remainder
a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA
Statement of responsibility
by James D. Watson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By identifying the structure of DNA, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won a 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with Maurice Wilkins . All the time Watson was only twenty-four, a young zoologist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest unsolved mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries. With humility unspoiled by false modesty, Watson relates his and Crick's desperate efforts to beat Linus Pauling to the identification of the basic building block of life
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watson, James D.
Dewey number
547/.596
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH31.D434
LC item number
W37 1968
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
QU 58
NLM item number
W339d 1968
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Watson, James D
  • Molecular biologists
  • DNA
  • Biochemistry
  • DNA
Label
The double helix : a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA, by James D. Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes copy of March 12,1953 letter from University of Cambridge written to Max Delbrück telling of the double helix
  • Autobiographical
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Diagrams: Short section of DNA, 1951 -- Chemical structures of the DNA bases, 1951 -- Covalent bonds of the sugar-phosphate backbone -- Schematic view of a nucleotide -- Mg** ions binding phosphate groups -- Schematic view of DNA, like-with-like base pairs -- Base pairs for the like-with-like structure -- Tautomeric forms of guanine and thymine -- Base pairs for the double helix -- Schematic illustration of the double helix -- DNA replication
  • Crick and Watson, along the backs -- Francis in the Cavendish -- Maurice Wilkins: World wide photos -- The microbial genetics meeting, Copenhagen, March 1951 -- Linus Pauling: Information office, California Institute of Technology -- Sir Lawrence Bragg -- Rosalind Franklin -- X-ray diffraction photograph of DNA, A form -- Elizabeth Watson -- In Paris, Spring 1952 -- The meeting at Royaumont, July 1952 -- In the Italian Alps, August 1952 -- Early ideas on the DNA-RNA-protein relation -- X-ray diffraction photograph of DNA, B form -- Original model of the double helix -- Watson and Crick in front of the model: Photograph A.C. Barrington Brown -- Morning coffee in the Cavendish: Photograph A.C. Barrington Brown -- Letter to Max Delbruck -- In Stockholm, December 1962: Svenskt Pressfoto, Stockholm
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
xvi, 226 pages
Lccn
68016217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm00439345
Label
The double helix : a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA, by James D. Watson
Publication
Note
  • Includes copy of March 12,1953 letter from University of Cambridge written to Max Delbrück telling of the double helix
  • Autobiographical
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Diagrams: Short section of DNA, 1951 -- Chemical structures of the DNA bases, 1951 -- Covalent bonds of the sugar-phosphate backbone -- Schematic view of a nucleotide -- Mg** ions binding phosphate groups -- Schematic view of DNA, like-with-like base pairs -- Base pairs for the like-with-like structure -- Tautomeric forms of guanine and thymine -- Base pairs for the double helix -- Schematic illustration of the double helix -- DNA replication
  • Crick and Watson, along the backs -- Francis in the Cavendish -- Maurice Wilkins: World wide photos -- The microbial genetics meeting, Copenhagen, March 1951 -- Linus Pauling: Information office, California Institute of Technology -- Sir Lawrence Bragg -- Rosalind Franklin -- X-ray diffraction photograph of DNA, A form -- Elizabeth Watson -- In Paris, Spring 1952 -- The meeting at Royaumont, July 1952 -- In the Italian Alps, August 1952 -- Early ideas on the DNA-RNA-protein relation -- X-ray diffraction photograph of DNA, B form -- Original model of the double helix -- Watson and Crick in front of the model: Photograph A.C. Barrington Brown -- Morning coffee in the Cavendish: Photograph A.C. Barrington Brown -- Letter to Max Delbruck -- In Stockholm, December 1962: Svenskt Pressfoto, Stockholm
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
xvi, 226 pages
Lccn
68016217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm00439345

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