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Rosalind Franklin

The Dark Lady of DNA

Maddox, Brenda

(Book - 2002)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Rosalind Franklin
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The untold story of the woman whose role in the discovery of DNA's structure is one of the most fascinating and controversial in modern science, as told here by the prize-winning author of "Nora: The Real Molly Bloom." Photo inserts.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060184078
Branch Call Number: B-Fr8548m 2002
Characteristics: xix, 380 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm

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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.


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"Though many people are familiar with the work on DNA of James Watson and Francis Crick, biophysicist Rosalind Franklin's scientific contributions have remained in the shadows - partly because Watson was reluctant to recognize the importance of her work. In this thoroughly researched biography, Brenda Maddox explores both Franklin's personality and her achievements as a scientist, revealing that - in contrast to the view projected by her male colleagues - she was self-assured (though reserved), brilliant, and also warm and generous towards her family and friends. Franklin's work, though cut short by ovarian cancer at age 37, is well deserving of the recognition this biography offers." March 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=613005

Jul 02, 2012
  • Subhajitsaha95 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is really good for students interested in Biology!

Dec 23, 2009
  • neko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

August 2009 Non-Fiction book club selection

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