The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA: 0 (Norton Critical Editions)

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Background materials include reproductions of the original scientific papers in which the double helical structure of DNA was first presented in 1953 and 1954. In Criticism, which begins with "A Review of the Reviews" by Gunther Stent, other scientists and scholars reveal their own experiences and views of Watson's story. There are reviews by Philip Morrison, F. X. S., Richard C. Lewontin, Mary Ellmann, Robert L. Sinsheimer, John Lear, Alex Comfort, Jacob Bronowski, Conrad H. Waddington, Robert K. Merton, Peter M. Medawar, and Andre Lwoff; as well as three letters to the editor of Science by Max F. Perutz, M. H. F. Wilkins, and James D. Watson.

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Peter B. Medewar

"The New York Review of Books"

An enormous success...a classic.



Philip Morrison

"Life"

Lively, wholly brash, full of sharp and sudden opinion, often at the edge of scandal.



Richard Feynman

He has described admirably how it feels to have that frightening and beautiful experience of making a scientific discovery.



Andre Lwoff

"Scientific American"

The history of a scientific endeavor, a true detective story that leaves the reader breathless from beginning to end.



Robert K. Merton

"The New York Times Book Review"

A fascinating case history...Describes the events that led up to one of the great biological discoveries of our time.



Jacob Bronowski

"The Nation"

No one could miss the excitement in this story of a great and beautiful discovery....The book communicates the spirit of science as no formal account has ever done....the sense of the future, the high spirits, and the rivalry and the guesses right and wrong, the surge of imagination and the test of fact.



Peter B. Medewar"The New York Review of Books"An enormous success...a classic.

Philip Morrison"Life"Lively, wholly brash, full of sharp and sudden opinion, often at the edge of scandal.

Richard FeynmanHe has described admirably how it feels to have that frightening and beautiful experience of making a scientific discovery.

Andre Lwoff"Scientific American"The history of a scientific endeavor, a true detective story that leaves the reader breathless from beginning to end.

Robert K. Merton"The New York Times Book Review"A fascinating case history...Describes the events that led up to one of the great biological discoveries of our time.

Jacob Bronowski"The Nation"No one could miss the excitement in this story of a great and beautiful discovery....The book communicates the spirit of science as no formal account has ever done....the sense of the future, the high spirits, and the rivalry and the guesses right and wrong, the surge of imagination and the test of fact.

Robert K. Merton "The New York Times Book Review" A fascinating case history...Describes the events that led up to one of the great biological discoveries of our time.

Peter B. Medewar "The New York Review of Books" An enormous success...a classic.

Jacob Bronowski "The Nation" No one could miss the excitement in this story of a great and beautiful discovery....The book communicates the spirit of science as no formal account has ever done....the sense of the future, the high spirits, and the rivalry and the guesses right and wrong, the surge of imagination and the test of fact.

Andre Lwoff "Scientific American" The history of a scientific endeavor, a true detective story that leaves the reader breathless from beginning to end.

Richard Feynman He has described admirably how it feels to have that frightening and beautiful experience of making a scientific discovery.

Philip Morrison "Life" Lively, wholly brash, full of sharp and sudden opinion, often at the edge of scandal.

Robert K. Merton The New York Times Book Review A fascinating case history...Describes the events that led up to one of the great biological discoveries of our time.

Jacob Bronowski The Nation No one could miss the excitement in this story of a great and beautiful discovery....The book communicates the spirit of science as no formal account has ever done....the sense of the future, the high spirits, and the rivalry and the guesses right and wrong, the surge of imagination and the test of fact.

Peter B. Medewar The New York Review of Books An enormous success...a classic.

Andre Lwoff Scientific American The history of a scientific endeavor, a true detective story that leaves the reader breathless from beginning to end.

Philip Morrison Life Lively, wholly brash, full of sharp and sudden opinion, often at the edge of scandal.

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The story of the most significant biological breakthrough of the century - the discovery of the structure of DNA.

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