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2787316 Watson, James D.; Gann, Alexander; Witkowski, Jan:
The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix
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Einband: Hardcover
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Verlag: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press New York
Erscheinungsdatum: 11/2012
Seiten: 352 pages
Abbildungen: illus., index

ISBN-10: 1-4767-1549-1   
ISBN-13: 9781476715490

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The structure of DNA deduced by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953 was one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the 20th century. Fifteen years later, Watson wrote The Double Helix, his classic account of the discovery. It was something new, a description of science in action written not as a formal autobiography or a measured history, but in the voice of a brash, ambitious young man who knew the big question in biology and wanted the answer.

In this edition, Watson’s text is unchanged, but Alex Gann and Jan Witkowski have added over three hundred annotations on the events and characters portrayed, with facsimile letters and contemporary photographs, many previously unpublished. Their sources include newly discovered correspondence from Crick, the papers of Franklin, Pauling, and Wilkins, and they include a chapter dropped from the original edition.

The Double Helix is recognized by the Library of Congress as “A Book That Shaped America”. This new edition, published to mark the 50th anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Watson, Crick, and Wilkins, and the 60th anniversary of the discovery itself, adds depth and richness to one of the most famous stories in science.

Preface to Annotated and Illustrated Edition
Foreword to the Original Edition by Sir Lawrence Bragg
Preface to the Original Edition
Prologue from the Original Edition
Chapters 1–29
Epilogue from the Original Edition
The Nobel Prize
Appendix 1: The First Letters Describing the DNA Model
Appendix 2: The Lost Chapter from The Double Helix
Appendix 3: Watson and the Merck Fellowship Board
Appendix 4: Writing and Publishing The Double Helix
Appendix 5: Chargaff’s Review and the Ensuing Controversy
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Autobiography; History of Science
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