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The Resource Unravelling the double helix : the lost heroes of DNA, Gareth Williams

Unravelling the double helix : the lost heroes of DNA, Gareth Williams

Label
Unravelling the double helix : the lost heroes of DNA
Title
Unravelling the double helix
Title remainder
the lost heroes of DNA
Statement of responsibility
Gareth Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Covers the most colorful period in the history of DNA, from the discovery of “nuclein” in the late 1860s to the publication of James Watson’s The Double Helix in 1968, and explores the personalities of the main players, the impact of their entanglement with DNA and what unique qualities make great scientists tick
Writing style
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10763445
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Gareth
Dewey number
572.86
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientists
  • Science
  • DNA
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the lost heroes of DNA
Label
Unravelling the double helix : the lost heroes of DNA, Gareth Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Unravelling the double helix covers the most colourful period in the history of DNA, from the discovery of 'nuclein' in the late 1860s to the landmark publication of James Watson's The double helix in 1968. These hundred years included the advent of the Nobel Prize, antibiotics, X-ray crystallography and the atom bomb as well as two devastating world wars - events which are strung along the narrative thread of DNA like beads on a necklace. The story of DNA is a saga packed with awful mistakes as well as brilliant science, with a wonderful cast of heroes and villains. Surprisingly, much of it is unfamiliar. The elucidation of the double helix was one of the most brilliant gems of twentieth-century science, but some of the scientists who played crucial roles have been airbrushed out of history. Others were plunged into darkness when the spotlight fell on James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin. Watson and Crick solved a magnificent mystery, but Gareth Williams shows that their contribution was to click into place the last few pieces of a gigantic jigsaw puzzle assembled over several decades
Control code
000065231333
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 494 pages
Isbn
9781474609364
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1085136657
Label
Unravelling the double helix : the lost heroes of DNA, Gareth Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Unravelling the double helix covers the most colourful period in the history of DNA, from the discovery of 'nuclein' in the late 1860s to the landmark publication of James Watson's The double helix in 1968. These hundred years included the advent of the Nobel Prize, antibiotics, X-ray crystallography and the atom bomb as well as two devastating world wars - events which are strung along the narrative thread of DNA like beads on a necklace. The story of DNA is a saga packed with awful mistakes as well as brilliant science, with a wonderful cast of heroes and villains. Surprisingly, much of it is unfamiliar. The elucidation of the double helix was one of the most brilliant gems of twentieth-century science, but some of the scientists who played crucial roles have been airbrushed out of history. Others were plunged into darkness when the spotlight fell on James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin. Watson and Crick solved a magnificent mystery, but Gareth Williams shows that their contribution was to click into place the last few pieces of a gigantic jigsaw puzzle assembled over several decades
Control code
000065231333
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 494 pages
Isbn
9781474609364
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1085136657

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