Rosalind Franklin The Dark Lady of DNA (Paperback)
|Author: Brenda Maddox|
|The author of Yeatss Ghosts reveals the frequently overlooked story of the woman who helped discover the double helix structure of DNA, detailing the contributions of scientist Rosalind Franklin to the work of Watson, Crick, and Wilkins. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. *Author: Maddox, Brenda *Subtitle: The Dark Lady of DNA *Publication Date: 2003/10/01 *Number of Pages: 416 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.75|
From the Publisher:
In 1962, Maurice Wilkins, Francis Crick, and James Watson received the Nobel Prize, but it was Rosalind Franklin's data and photographs of DNA that led to their discovery.
Brenda Maddox tells a powerful story of a remarkably single-minded, forthright, and tempestuous young woman who, at the age of fifteen, decided she was going to be a scientist, but who was airbrushed out of the greatest scientific discovery of the twentieth century.
A biography of chemist and x-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin. Franklin is perhaps best known for her x-ray photographs of a hydrated form of DNA which were a vital contribution to the understanding the double-helix structure of DNA. Illustrated with b&w photographs.
"At once a scientific exploration and a personal history, Maddox's biography is inviting and ultimately satisfying." 08/15/2002