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The Third Man of the Double Helix

Biography / Memoir
By: Maurice Wilkins
288 pages, 20 halftones
The Third Man of the Double Helix
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  • The Third Man of the Double Helix ISBN: 9780192806673 Paperback Jul 2005 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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Maurice Wilkins shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology with Francis Crick and James Watson for the discovery of the double helical structure of DNA. The story of Rosalind Franklin's work on the project and her argument with Wilkins is well known, thanks to Brenda Maddox's biography. Now, for the first time, Maurice Wilkins tells his side of the story.

Contents

Preface; List of plates; 1. Distant shores; 2. Finding my feet; 3. In a world at war; 4. Randall's circus; 5. Crystal genes; 6. Go back to your microscopes!; 7. How does DNA keep its secrets?; 8. The double helix; 9. Living with the double helix; 10. A broader view; Index

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Biography / Memoir
By: Maurice Wilkins
288 pages, 20 halftones
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