Francis Crick

Discoverer of the Genetic Code

Author: Matt Ridley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062200666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8016

Francis Crick—the quiet genius who led a revolution in biology by discovering, quite literally, the secret of life—will be bracketed with Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein as one of the greatest scientists of all time. In his fascinating biography of the scientific pioneer who uncovered the genetic code—the digital cipher at the heart of heredity that distinguishes living from non-living things—acclaimed bestselling science writer Matt Ridley traces Crick's life from middle-class mediocrity in the English Midlands through a lackluster education and six years designing magnetic mines for the Royal Navy to his leap into biology at the age of thirty-one and its astonishing consequences. In the process, Ridley sheds a brilliant light on the man who forever changed our world and how we understand it.

Francis Crick

Hunter of Life's Secrets

Author: Robert Cecil Olby

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 538

View: 8017

"In Francis Crick: Hunter of Life's Secrets, Robert Olby presents a full-length intellectual biography of Crick's life in science. After early life in Northampton, Crick gained experience as a scientist for the Royal Navy during World War II, before beginning academic studies in biophysics. His pioneering work in molecular biology in the 1950s and 1960s took place in Cambridge, and was followed by his move to the United States in 1976 and his work in neuroscience at the Salk Institute. Olby's detailed exploration of Crick's scientific life up to the famous 1953 discovery and beyond provides a clear demonstration of how chance does indeed favor the prepared mind.".

Francis Crick and James Watson

And the Building Blocks of Life

Author: Edward Edelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190286156

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8834

The names of James Watson and Francis Crick are bound together forever because the scientific discovery they made was truly a joint enterprise. As Edward Edelson reveals in this intriguing biography, Watson and Crick were the first to describe the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, the molecule that carries our genes and determines everything from the color of our eyes to the shape of our fingernails. Even though Watson and Crick's collaboration lasted only a few years, their achievement was enough to tie their names together forever in the history of science and to establish a firm footing for what was then a radical new branch of science: molecular biology. In doing so, they paved the way for the early detection of genetic diseases such as sickle-cell anemia, and for new scientific leaps such as animal cloning.

What Mad Pursuit

Author: Francis Crick

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786725842

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 6432

Candid, provocative, and disarming, this is the widely-praised memoir of the co-discoverer of the double helix of DNA.

Astonishing Hypothesis

The Scientific Search for the Soul

Author: Francis Crick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684801582

Category: Medical

Page: 317

View: 4299

Readers will come to appreciate the strength and dignity of Berneta Ringer, a true Western heroine as Doig celebrates his mother's life after finding a cache of her letters, photographs, and childhood writings. It begins with her first winter living in a tent in Montana's Crazy Mountains to the ravages of the Depression on a ranch on Falkner Creek.

Francis Crick and James Watson

Pioneers in DNA Research

Author: John Bankston

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781584151227

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 545

Reviews the lives and accomplishments of Francis Crick and James Watson, who are credited with solving much of the mystery of heredity by mapping the structure of DNA.

James Watson & Francis Crick

decoding the secrets of DNA

Author: Victoria Sherrow

Publisher: Blackbirch Pr Inc

ISBN: 9781567111330

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 110

View: 1828

A joined biography of Watson and Crick who unlocked the mystery of DNA, focusing on their relationship and how they worked together as a team in their research.

Of Molecules and Men

Author: Francis Crick

Publisher: Pyr Books

ISBN: 9781591021858

Category: Science

Page: 99

View: 8857

"In his third lecture Crick anticipates events and trends that have in fact come to pass in the past four decades, including the increasing use of computer technology and robotics in mind-brain research, explorations into right-side versus left-side uses of the brain, and controversies surrounding the existence of the soul."--BOOK JACKET.

James Watson and Francis Crick

Author: Matt Anniss

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781445144795

Category: DNA

Page: 48

View: 1053

James Watson and Francis Crick takes a look at this most dynamic of scientific duos - the two men who unlocked the secret of all life. The book explores the childhood and early work of both scientists, how they came to meet and work together in Cambridge, their fascinating exploration of genetics, and their race to crack the 'DNA code'. How have some of the most successful scientific pairings in history changed the advancement of science and led to discoveries that might never otherwise have been made? Dynamic Duos explores the fascinating scientific partnerships between some of the world's leading scientists. From Darwin and Wallace to Einstein and Eddington, without these 'dynamic pairings' some of the most spectacular discoveries and critical theories in the history of science might never have been made. An informative series for children aged 9+.

Molecular Biology of the Gene

Author: James D. Watson,Tania A. Baker,Stephen P. Bell

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780321762436

Category: Medical

Page: 872

View: 5027

Now completely up-to-date with the latest research advances, the Seventh Edition retains the distinctive character of earlier editions. Twenty-two concise chapters, co-authored by six highly distinguished biologists, provide current, authoritative coverage of an exciting, fast-changing discipline.

Life's Greatest Secret

The Race to Crack the Genetic Code

Author: Matthew Cobb

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465062660

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 4090

Everyone has heard of the story of DNA as the story of Watson and Crick and Rosalind Franklin, but knowing the structure of DNA was only a part of a greater struggle to understand life’s secrets. Life’s Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code, the thing that ultimately enables a spiraling molecule to give rise to the life that exists all around us. This great scientific breakthrough has had farreaching consequences for how we understand ourselves and our place in the natural world, and for how we might take control of our (and life’s) future. Life’s Greatest Secret mixes remarkable insights, theoretical dead-ends, and ingenious experiments with the swift pace of a thriller. From New York to Paris, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Cambridge, England, and London to Moscow, the greatest discovery of twentieth-century biology was truly a global feat. Biologist and historian of science Matthew Cobb gives the full and rich account of the cooperation and competition between the eccentric characters—mathematicians, physicists, information theorists, and biologists—who contributed to this revolutionary new science. And, while every new discovery was a leap forward for science, Cobb shows how every new answer inevitably led to new questions that were at least as difficult to answer: just ask anyone who had hoped that the successful completion of the Human Genome Project was going to truly yield the book of life, or that a better understanding of epigenetics or “junk DNA” was going to be the final piece of the puzzle. But the setbacks and unexpected discoveries are what make the science exciting, and it is Matthew Cobb’s telling that makes them worth reading. This is a riveting story of humans exploring what it is that makes us human and how the world works, and it is essential reading for anyone who’d like to explore those questions for themselves.

The Double Helix Structure of DNA

Author: R. N. Albright

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477718095

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 1977

This unique look at the study of DNA goes beyond the science and explores the lives of four great scientists: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin. It was through their complex personal interactions and their devotion to the science that led to breakthroughs surrounding the structure of DNA and our modern understanding of genetics. Readers can learn that science is not about one individual and his or her discoveries, but is the work of many. Numerous scientific breakthroughs can be attributed to competition and rivalry.

Avoid Boring People

Lessons from a Life in Science

Author: James D. Watson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307481794

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 2244

From Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson, a living legend for his work unlocking the structure of DNA, comes this candid and entertaining memoir, filled with practical advice for those starting out their academic careers. In Avoid Boring People, Watson lays down a life’s wisdom for getting ahead in a competitive world. Witty and uncompromisingly honest, he shares his thoughts on how young scientists should choose the projects that will shape their careers, the supreme importance of collegiality, and dealing with competitors within the same institution. It’s an irreverent romp through Watson’s colorful career and an indispensable guide to anyone interested in nurturing the life of the mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

James Watson & Francis Crick

Discovery of the Double Helix and Beyond

Author: David E. Newton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816025589

Category: Science

Page: 130

View: 4188

Presents biographies of the scientists who discovered the structure of the DNA molecule.

The Astonishing Hypothesis

The Scientific Search for the Soul

Author: Francis Crick

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9780671712952

Category: Consciousness

Page: 317

View: 8839