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Genes, Girls and Gamow

Biography / Memoir

By: James D Watson

304 pages, Illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | May 2003 | #140418 | ISBN: 0198606931
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About this book

In the years following his and Francis Crick's discovery of DNA, James Watson was obsessed with finding two things: RNA and a wife. This is the entertaining chronicle of those pursuits. He also brings in some of his fellow titans, from Linus Pauling and the incorrigible Richard Feynman to Russian physicist George Gamow, who loved whisky, limericks, and card tricks as much as molecules and genes.


Contents

Foreword; List of Illustrations; Cast of Characters; Preface; Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1. Cambridge (England): April 1953; 2. Cambridge (England): April-May 1953; 3. Cold Spring Harbor: June 1953; 4. Cambridge (England): July-August 1953; 5. New Haven, Northern Indiana, and Pasadena: September 1953; 6. Pasadena, Northern Indiana, and the East Coast: October 1953-January 1954; 7. Bethesda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pasadena: January-February 1954; 8. Pasadena: February 1954; 9. Pasadena, Berkely, Urbana, Gatlinburg, and the East Coast: March-April 1954; 10. Pasadena: May 1954; 11. Woods Hole: June 1954; 12. Woods Hole: July 1954; 13. Woods Hole: August 1954; 14. Woods Hole, New Hampshire, and Cambridge (Mass.): August 1954; 15. Northern Indiana and Pasadena: September 1954; 16. Pasadena: October 1954; 17. Pasadena and Berkeley: November-December 1954; 18. Northern Indiana, Cambridge (Mass.), and Washington D.C.: December 1954-January 1955; 19. Pasadena and Berkeley: February-March 1955; 20. The East Coast, Pasadena, and Woods Hole: March-June 1955; 21. Cambridge (England): July 1955; 22. The Continent: August 1955; 23. Cambridge (England), and Scotland: September 1955; 24. Cambridge (England): October 1955; 25. Tubingen, Munich, and Cambridge (England): November-December 1955; 26. English Lake District and Scotland: December 1955-January 1956; 27. Cambridge (England): January-February 1956; 28. Cambridge (England): February 1956; 29. Cambridge (England), Israel, and Egypt: March-April 1956; 30. Cambridge (England): May-June 1956; 31. Baltimore, Cold Spring Harbor, and Cambridge (Mass.): June-September 1956; Epilogue: October 1956-March 1968

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