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1968; Atheneum publishers, New York; hardbound with blue boards and (faded) gilt lettering on spine; cover slightly listed (but not bad); inside of book has strong binding and clean pages, very nice inside; no dust jacket; "Portions of this book were first published in The Atlantic Monthly".


"Science seldom proceeds in the straightforward logical manner imagined by outsiders," writes James Watson in The Double Helix, his account of his codiscovery (along with Francis Crick) of the structure of DNA. Watson and Crick won Nobel Prizes for their work, and their names are memorized by biology students around the world. But as in all of history, the real story behind the deceptively simple outcome was messy, intense, and sometimes truly hilarious.


To preserve the "real" story for the world, James Watson attempted to record his first impressions as soon after the events of 1951-1953 as possible, with all their unpleasant realities and "spirit of adventure" intact.

The Double Helix by James D. Watson

SKU: BS25h
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