Rosalind Franklin

Author: Brenda Maddox
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062283504
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In 1962, Maurice Wilkins, Francis Crick, and James Watson received the Nobel Prize, but it was Rosalind Franklin's data and photographs of DNA that led to their discovery. Brenda Maddox tells a powerful story of a remarkably single-minded, forthright, and tempestuous young woman who, at the age of fifteen, decided she was going to be a scientist, but who was airbrushed out of the greatest scientific discovery of the twentieth century.

Rosalind Franklin and DNA

Author: Anne Sayre
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393320448
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents the frequently overlooked story of the woman who helped discover the double helix structure of DNA, detailing the contributions of scientist Rosalind Franklin to the work of Watson, Crick, and Wilkins.

Photograph 51

Author: Anna Ziegler
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781783199365
Release Date: 2015-09-09
Genre: Drama

‘The instant I saw the photograph my mouth fell open and my pulse began to race’ Does Rosalind Franklin know how precious her photograph is? In the race to discover the secret of life it could be the one to hold the key. With rival scientists everywhere looking for the answer, who will be first to see it and more importantly, understand it? Anna Ziegler’s extraordinary play looks at the woman who helped unlock DNA’s double helix and asks what is sacrificed in the pursuit of science, love and a place in history.

My Sister Rosalind Franklin

Author: Jenifer Glynn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199699629
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The sister of the molecular biologist describes Rosalind Franklin's life, including her early eduction, her relations with her family, her time as a student at Cambridge University, and her scientific achievements.

The Double Helix Structure of DNA

Author: R. N. Albright
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781477718124
Release Date: 2013-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This unique look at the study of DNA goes beyond the science and explores the lives of four great scientists: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin. It was through their complex personal interactions and their devotion to the science that led to breakthroughs surrounding the structure of DNA and our modern understanding of genetics. Readers can learn that science is not about one individual and his or her discoveries, but is the work of many. Numerous scientific breakthroughs can be attributed to competition and rivalry.

Nora

Author: Brenda Maddox
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618057005
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In 1904, having known each other for only three months, a young woman named Nora Barnacle and a not yet famous writer named James Joyce left Ireland together for Europe -- unwed. So began a deep and complex partnership, and eventually a marriage, which endured for thirty-seven years. This is the true story of Nora, the woman who, transformed by Joyce's imagination, became Molly Bloom, arguably the most famous female character in twentieth-century literature. It is also the story of Ireland, a social history encapsulated in the vivid recreation of Joyce and his small Irish entourage abroad. Ultimately it is the portrait of a relationship -- of Nora's complicated, committed, and at times shocking relationship with a hardworking, hard drinking genius and with his work. In NORA: THE REAL LIFE OF MOLLY BLOOM, the award-winning biographer Brenda Maddox has given us a powerful new lens through which to see both James Joyce and the woman who was in turn his inspiration and his salvation.

Rosalind Franklin

Author: Cath Senker
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
ISBN: 0739852264
Release Date: 2002-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the life and career of Rosalind Franklin, a British molecular biologist who played a vital role in the discovery of the structure of DNA.

Maurice Wilkins The Third Man of the Double Helix

Author: Maurice Wilkins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191578144
Release Date: 2005-07-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Nobel Prize for the discovery of the structure of DNA was given to three scientists - James Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins. It was the experimental work of Wilkins and his colleague Rosalind Franklin that provided the clues to the structure. Here, Wilkins, who died in 2004, gives us his own account of his life, his early work in physics, the tensions and exhilaration of working on DNA, and his much discussed difficult relationship with his colleague Rosalind. This is a highly readable, and often moving account from a highly distinguished scientist who played one of the key roles in the historic discovery of the molecule behind inheritance.

Genes Girls and Gamow

Author: James D. Watson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198606932
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Molecular biologists

In 1953 Watson and Crick discovered the double helical structure of DNA and Watson's personal account of the discovery, The Double Helix, was published in 1968. Genes, Girls and Gamow is also autobiographical, covering the period from when The Double Helix ends, in 1953, to a few years later, and ending with a Postscript bringing the story up to date. Here is Watson adjusting to new-found fame, carrying out tantalizing experiments on the role of RNA in biology, and falling in love. Thebook is enlivened with copies of handwritten letters from the larger than life character George Gamow, who had made significant contributions to physics but became intrigued by genes, RNA and the elusive genetic code. This is a tale of heartbreak, scientific excitement and ambition, laced with travelogue and '50s atmosphere.

DNA

Author: James D. Watson
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307521484
Release Date: 2009-01-21
Genre: Science

Fifty years ago, James D. Watson, then just twentyfour, helped launch the greatest ongoing scientific quest of our time. Now, with unique authority and sweeping vision, he gives us the first full account of the genetic revolution—from Mendel’s garden to the double helix to the sequencing of the human genome and beyond. Watson’s lively, panoramic narrative begins with the fanciful speculations of the ancients as to why “like begets like” before skipping ahead to 1866, when an Austrian monk named Gregor Mendel first deduced the basic laws of inheritance. But genetics as we recognize it today—with its capacity, both thrilling and sobering, to manipulate the very essence of living things—came into being only with the rise of molecular investigations culminating in the breakthrough discovery of the structure of DNA, for which Watson shared a Nobel prize in 1962. In the DNA molecule’s graceful curves was the key to a whole new science. Having shown that the secret of life is chemical, modern genetics has set mankind off on a journey unimaginable just a few decades ago. Watson provides the general reader with clear explanations of molecular processes and emerging technologies. He shows us how DNA continues to alter our understanding of human origins, and of our identities as groups and as individuals. And with the insight of one who has remained close to every advance in research since the double helix, he reveals how genetics has unleashed a wealth of possibilities to alter the human condition—from genetically modified foods to genetically modified babies—and transformed itself from a domain of pure research into one of big business as well. It is a sometimes topsy-turvy world full of great minds and great egos, driven by ambitions to improve the human condition as well as to improve investment portfolios, a world vividly captured in these pages. Facing a future of choices and social and ethical implications of which we dare not remain uninformed, we could have no better guide than James Watson, who leads us with the same bravura storytelling that made The Double Helix one of the most successful books on science ever published. Infused with a scientist’s awe at nature’s marvels and a humanist’s profound sympathies, DNA is destined to become the classic telling of the defining scientific saga of our age.

Avoid Boring People

Author: James D. Watson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307481795
Release Date: 2009-03-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson, a living legend for his work unlocking the structure of DNA, comes this candid and entertaining memoir, filled with practical advice for those starting out their academic careers. In Avoid Boring People, Watson lays down a life’s wisdom for getting ahead in a competitive world. Witty and uncompromisingly honest, he shares his thoughts on how young scientists should choose the projects that will shape their careers, the supreme importance of collegiality, and dealing with competitors within the same institution. It’s an irreverent romp through Watson’s colorful career and an indispensable guide to anyone interested in nurturing the life of the mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Path to the Double Helix

Author: Robert Olby
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486166599
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Science

Written by a noted historian of science, this in-depth account traces how Watson and Crick achieved one of science's most dramatic feats: their 1953 discovery of the molecular structure of DNA.

Molecular Biology of the Gene

Author: James D. Watson
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN: 0321762436
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Medical

Now completely up-to-date with the latest research advances, the Seventh Edition retains the distinctive character of earlier editions. Twenty-two concise chapters, co-authored by six highly distinguished biologists, provide current, authoritative coverage of an exciting, fast-changing discipline.

Francis Crick

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062200662
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Francis Crick—the quiet genius who led a revolution in biology by discovering, quite literally, the secret of life—will be bracketed with Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein as one of the greatest scientists of all time. In his fascinating biography of the scientific pioneer who uncovered the genetic code—the digital cipher at the heart of heredity that distinguishes living from non-living things—acclaimed bestselling science writer Matt Ridley traces Crick's life from middle-class mediocrity in the English Midlands through a lackluster education and six years designing magnetic mines for the Royal Navy to his leap into biology at the age of thirty-one and its astonishing consequences. In the process, Ridley sheds a brilliant light on the man who forever changed our world and how we understand it.