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Of Molecules and Men

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There is probably no one who has a deeper understanding of life’s biochemical basis than Sir Francis Crick. In 1962, he won the Nobel Prize in Medicine, along with J. D. Watson and M. H. F. Wilkins, for breakthrough studies on the molecular structure of DNA. Just four years later he published this collection of popular lectures in which he explained the importance of this ...more
Paperback, 99 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Prometheus Books
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Nov 14, 2014 Marc rated it it was amazing
a work of genius
Loránd Szakács
Even though the knowledge presented here is a bit dated, it is well worth the read as an example of clear scientific writing. Additionally, it might be worth reading in order to get a clearer understanding of the scientific zeitgeist of that time.

It's also much shorter than most modern popular science books, so you won't be investing too much time into it. All in all, just read it!
Apr 08, 2014 Katjp rated it really liked it
An insight into 1966 thinking about science written by Francis Crick. I particularly loved part 3's discussion on computers, AI and religion. A truly brilliant mind.
Shefali Thakur
There's no price you can put to excellence. Francis Crick, If only I could marry you.
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Dated, poorly written, and opinionated. Don't waste your time reading this.
Dec 29, 2008 Diana rated it liked it
Typical vacation reading. Again, dollar rack from Strand.
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Francis Harry Compton Crick OM FRS (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004), was a British molecular biologist, physicist, and neuroscientist, and most noted for being one of the co-discoverers of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953. He, James D. Watson and Maurice Wilkins were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nu ...more
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