The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA (Paperback)
A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
Touchstone Books, 9780743216302, 256pp.
Publication Date: June 12, 2001
Praise For The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA…
Robert K. Merton
The New York Times Book Review
A fascinating case history...Describes the events that led up to one of the great biological discoveries of our time.
No one could miss the excitement in this story of a great and beautiful discovery....The book communicates the spirit of science as no formal account has ever done....the sense of the future, the high spirits, and the rivalry and the guesses right and wrong, the surge of imagination and the test of fact.
Peter B. Medewar
The New York Review of Books
An enormous success...a classic.
The history of a scientific endeavor, a true detective story that leaves the reader breathless from beginning to end.
He has described admirably how it feels to have that frightening and beautiful experience of making a scientific discovery.
Lively, wholly brash, full of sharp and sudden opinion, often at the edge of scandal.