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Double Helix : A Norton Critical Edition

Double Helix : A Norton Critical Edition - 80 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393950755

Cover of Double Helix : A Norton Critical Edition 80 (ISBN 978-0393950755)
ISBN13: 978-0393950755
ISBN10: 0393950751
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 80
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 1980
International: No

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Double Helix : A Norton Critical Edition - 80 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393950755

James D. Watson and Gunther S. Ed. Stent

ISBN13: 978-0393950755
ISBN10: 0393950751
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 80
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 1980
International: No
Summary
Since its publication in 1968, The Double Helix has given countless readers a rare and exciting look at one highly significant piece of scientific research--Watson and Crick's race to discover the molecular structure of DNA.

In this Norton Critical Edition, Watson's lively and irreverent account is placed in historical perspective by Gunther Stent's introduction and by retrospective views from two major figures in the adventure, Francis Crick and Linus Pauling, and by Rosalind Franklin's last student, Aaron Klug.

Author Bio

Stent, Gunther S. (Ed.) : University of California-Berkeley

Gunther S. Stent is Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is the author of Molecular Biology of Bacterial Viruses, Papers in Bacterial Viruses, Molecular Genetics, and Paradoxes of Progress, and the editor of Function and Formation of Neural Systems and Morality as a Biological Phenomenon.

Watson, James D. (Ed.) :

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction


Gunther S. Stent · The DNA Double Helix and the Rise of Molecular Biology
Gunther S. Stent · The Author and Publication of The Double Helix Walter Sullivan · A Book that Couldn't Go to Harvard (1968)

The Text of The Double Helix (1968)

Three Other Perspectives

  1. Francis Crick · The Double Helix: A Personal View (1974)
  2. Linus Pauling · Molecular Basis for Biological Specificity (1974)
  3. Aaron Klug · Rosalind Franklin and the Discovery of the Structure of DNA (1968)


The Reviews

  1. Gunther S. Stent · A Review of the Reviews
  2. Plilip Morrison · The Human Factor in a Science First (1968)
  3. F. X. S. · Notes of a Not-Watson (1968)
  4. Richard C. Lewontin · "Honest Jim" Watson's Big Thriller about DNA (1968)
  5. Mary Ellman · The Scientist Tells (1968)
  6. Robert L. Sinsheimer · The Double Helix (1968)
  7. John Lear · Hereditary Transactions (1968)
  8. Alex Comfort · Two Cultures No More (1968)
  9. Jacob Bronowski · Honest Jim and the Tinker Toy Model (1968)
  10. Conrad H. Waddington · Riding High on a Spiral (1968)
  11. Max F. Perutz, M. H. F. Wilkins, and James D. Watson · Three Letters to the Editor of Science (1969)
  12. Robert K. Merton · Making It Scientifically (1968)
  13. Peter B. Medawar · Lucky Jim (1968)
  14. André Lwoff · Truth, Truth, What is Truth (About How the Structure of DNA Was Discovered)? (1968)


Original Papers

  1. J. D. Watson and F. H. C. Crick · A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid (Nature, April 25, 1953)
  2. J. D. Watson and F. H. C. Crick · Genetical Implications of the Strucure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (Nature, May 30, 1953)
  3. J. H. F. Wilkins, A. R. Stokes and H. R. Wilson · Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids (Nature, April 25, 1953)
  4. R. E. Franklin and R. G. Gosling · Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate (Nature, April 25, 1953)
  5. J. D. Watson and F. H. C. Crick · The Structure of DNA (Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 1953)
  6. F. H. C. Crick and J. D. Watson · The complementary Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1954)


Index of Names