What Mad Pursuit

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Basic Books, 2008 - History - 205 pages
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Candid, provocative, and disarming, this is the widely-praised memoir of the co-discoverer of the double helix of DNA.

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User Review  - Frank Ryan - Goodreads

What else could one give but five stars to one of the brilliant two-some who deciphered the stereo-chemical structure of DNA! Crick was a physicist and hadn't yet completed his PhD (he was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

Francis Crick is no Jim Watson...and that's a good thing! This little book, an intellectual biography of one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, is a revealing look at the "road to the ... Read full review

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Francis Crick is the Kieckhefer Professor at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. He shared a Nobel Prize with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins in 1962 for the discovery of the structure of DNA, regarded as the greatest biological advance of the twentieth century.

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