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The Resource The secret of life : Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the discovery of DNA's double helix, Howard Markel

The secret of life : Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the discovery of DNA's double helix, Howard Markel

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The secret of life : Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the discovery of DNA's double helix
Title
The secret of life
Title remainder
Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the discovery of DNA's double helix
Statement of responsibility
Howard Markel
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A definitive history of the race to unravel DNA's structure, by one of our most prominent medical historians. Biologist James Watson and physicist Francis Crick's 1953 revelation about the double helix structure of DNA is the foundation of virtually every advance in our modern understanding of genetics and molecular biology. But how did Watson and Crick do it-and why were they the ones who succeeded? In truth, the discovery of DNA's structure is the story of a race among five scientists for advancement, fame, and immortality: Watson, Crick, Rosalind Franklin, Maurice Wilkins, and Linus Pauling. They were fascinating and brilliant, with strong personalities that often clashed. But it is Rosalind Franklin who becomes a focal point for Markel. The Secret of Life is a story of genius and perseverance, but also a saga of cronyism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, and misconduct. Markel brilliantly recounts the intense intellectual journey, and the fraught personal relationships, that resulted in the discovery of DNA"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Markel, Howard
Dewey number
572.8/60922
Index
index present
LC call number
QP624.5.S78
LC item number
M37 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Franklin, Rosalind
  • Watson, James D
  • Crick, Francis
  • Wilkins, Maurice
  • Pauling, Linus
  • Crick, Francis
  • Franklin, Rosalind
  • Pauling, Linus
  • Watson, James D
  • Wilkins, Maurice
  • DNA
  • Genetic code
  • Scientists
  • Genetic code
  • Scientists
Label
The secret of life : Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the discovery of DNA's double helix, Howard Markel
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Instantiates
Publication
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Electronic book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening credits -- The monk and the biochemist -- Before the double helix -- Take me to the Cavendish Laboratory -- The third man -- Like touching the fronds of a sea anemone -- There was no one like Linus in all the world -- The quiz kid -- Vide Napule e po' muore -- From Ann Arbor to Cambridge -- An American in Cambridge -- The king's war -- The lecture -- The dreaming spires of Oxford -- Mr. Crick and Dr. Watson build their dream model -- Dr. Pauling's predicament -- Chargaff's rules -- Paris and Royaumont -- A haphazard summer -- Linus sings -- A stomach ache in Clare College -- Peter and the wolf -- Photograph no. 51 -- The mornings after -- The MRC report -- Base pairs -- It's so beautiful -- Defeat -- It has not escaped our notice -- Stockholm -- Closing credits
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781324002246
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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5597189f-e5db-40a9-bf19-68f8c431217f
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1272908339
  • (OCoLC)on1272908339
Label
The secret of life : Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the discovery of DNA's double helix, Howard Markel
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening credits -- The monk and the biochemist -- Before the double helix -- Take me to the Cavendish Laboratory -- The third man -- Like touching the fronds of a sea anemone -- There was no one like Linus in all the world -- The quiz kid -- Vide Napule e po' muore -- From Ann Arbor to Cambridge -- An American in Cambridge -- The king's war -- The lecture -- The dreaming spires of Oxford -- Mr. Crick and Dr. Watson build their dream model -- Dr. Pauling's predicament -- Chargaff's rules -- Paris and Royaumont -- A haphazard summer -- Linus sings -- A stomach ache in Clare College -- Peter and the wolf -- Photograph no. 51 -- The mornings after -- The MRC report -- Base pairs -- It's so beautiful -- Defeat -- It has not escaped our notice -- Stockholm -- Closing credits
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781324002246
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5597189f-e5db-40a9-bf19-68f8c431217f
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1272908339
  • (OCoLC)on1272908339

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