The Double Helix

Scribner Classics - Personally Signed by James Watson



The Double Helix by Jim WatsonItem SKU: BOOK3

The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind.

By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only twenty-four, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science’s greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries.

With humility unspoiled by false modesty, Watson relates his and Crick’s desperate efforts to beat Linus Pauling to the Holy Grail of life sciences, the identification of the basic building block of life. Never has a scientist been so truthful in capturing in words the flavor of his work.

This is a new book, it has never been read. It is 8.5 x 5.5 inches in size, similiar to the first issue of this book. Unique and an unbelievable piece of history - with a signature by James Watson, just unbelievable.

Publisher: Scribner, New York, edition 1998

Hardcover, 226 pages

The Double Helix

The Double Helix by Watson
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