The secret of life : Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the discovery of DNA's double helix
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New York, N.Y. : W W. Norton & Company, [2021].
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Book
Edition
First edition.
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564 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Land O'Lakes Branch Library - BOOK - Adult
572.86 MARKEL
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Published
New York, N.Y. : W W. Norton & Company, [2021].
Edition
First edition.
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Markel, H. (2021). The secret of life: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the discovery of DNA's double helix (First edition.). W W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Markel, Howard. 2021. The Secret of Life: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the Discovery of DNA's Double Helix. W W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Markel, Howard. The Secret of Life: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the Discovery of DNA's Double Helix W W. Norton & Company, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Markel, Howard. The Secret of Life: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the Discovery of DNA's Double Helix First edition., W W. Norton & Company, 2021.

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