What mad pursuit: a personal view of scientific discovery

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Basic Books, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 182 pages

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User Review  - amarcobio - LibraryThing

Crick's view on the discovery of the DNA structure and other of his scientific endeavours. Interesting bits on his interactions with Brenner. This book is better than Watson's Double Helix in the sense that may be more accurate, but it is less engaging. Read full review

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User Review  - guhlitz - LibraryThing

This reading was one of the most fun I have had looking through the muse of a disciplined scientist. His re-telling of his modest beginnings, through his and his team discovering the DNA molecule and ... Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Francis Crick is the British physicist and biochemist who collaborated with James D. Watson in the discovery of the molecular structure of DNA, for which they received the Nobel Prize in 1962. He is the author of "What Mad Pursuit, Life Itself, " and "Molecules and Men." Dr. Crick lectures widely all over the world to both professional and lay audiences, and is a Distinguished Research Professor at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California.