Genes, Girls, and Gamow
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 7, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
In the years following his and Francis Crick’s towering discovery of DNA, James Watson was obsessed with finding two things: RNA and a wife. Genes, Girls, and Gamow is the marvelous chronicle of those pursuits. Watson effortlessly glides between his heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious debacles in the field of love and his heady inquiries in the field of science. He also reflects with touching candor on some of science’s other titans, from fellow Nobelists Linus Pauling and the incorrigible Richard Feynman to Russian physicist George Gamow, who loved whiskey, limericks, and card tricks as much as he did molecules and genes. What emerges is a refreshingly human portrait of a group of geniuses and a candid, often surprising account of how science is done.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing
Girls, Genes, and Gamow, is not as good as the Double Helix, but is still an interesting account of some important years of genetic discoveries. It covers the years following the big discovery and the ... Read full review
Genes, girls, and gamow: after the Double helixUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This second autobiographical work by Nobel prize winner Watson provides additional details of his personal life and experience during and after his and Francis Crick's discovery of the double helix as ... Read full review