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Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin

The Dark Lady of DNA

eBook - 2013
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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.
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780062283504
Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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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patcarstensen
Mar 11, 2018

Really good on the politics and personalities around the discovery of the structure of DNA, and on the difficulties of being a woman in science in the 1950's. I learned more about what is meant by "discovery of the structure of DNA" but I had to supplement the book with google searches on some of the science.

Subhajitsaha95 Jul 02, 2012

This book is really good for students interested in Biology!

neko Aug 12, 2009

August 2009 Non-Fiction book club selection

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