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Crick, Watson And DNA (The Big Idea: Scientists Who Changed the World)

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At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world...

The discovery by Francis Crick and James Watson of DNA- the very building blocks of life - has astounding implications for mankind's future.Not only in the scientific possibilities of cloning, life expectancy and medical research, but also in our everyday lives - such as forensics and the genetic engineeri
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 7th 1997 by Arrow (first published January 1st 1997)
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Aug 03, 2016 Gina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Again this is one where he spent a lot more time on background than seemed necessary, especially when there was the fascinating interplay right at that time. Given how much he has liked the gossipy aspects in other books, it seems odd that he didn't do more with the potential material here.
Josue Garduño
Lejos de ser una biografía tan interesante como la de Robert Oppenheimer, lider del Proyecto Manhattan, o la de Alan Turing, el padre de la informática. Aun así bien narrado y claro como todas las publicaciones de Strathern.
Feb 02, 2014 Juan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tal vez para una persona que no ha leido absolutamente nada sobre el tema le resulte de utilidad, de lo contrario no aporta.
Mar 17, 2012 Stuart rated it liked it
Shelves: science
A nice little account of the discovery of DNA's structure, told in an engaging way with the characters rather than the science at the centre. Readable by anyone, I'd recommend it to those with an interest in biology or science generally.

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Paul Strathern (born 1940) is a British writer and academic. He was born in London, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, after which he served in the Merchant Navy over a period of two years. He then lived on a Greek island. In 1966 he travelled overland to India and the Himalayas. His novel A Season in Abyssinia won a Somerset Maugham Award in 1972.

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