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The Third Man of the Double Helix

Biography / Memoir

By: Maurice Wilkins

288 pages, 20 halftones

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jul 2005 | #154758 | ISBN: 019280667X
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #141807 | ISBN: 0198606656
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About this book

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.


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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