What Mad Pursuit

Author: Francis Crick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786725842

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 2558

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: 6536

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.

James Watson and Francis Crick

Author: Matt Anniss

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1482413493

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Watson and Crick are synonymous with DNA, the "instructions for life." But how did these scientists figure out something as elusive and complicated as the structure of DNA? Readers will learn about the different backgrounds of these two gifted scientists and what ultimately led them to each other. Their friendship, shared interests, and common obsessions held them together during the frenzied race to unlock the mysteries of DNA in the mid-twentieth century. Along with explanations about how DNA works, the repercussions of the dynamic duo's eventual discovery will especially fascinate young scientists.

Francis Crick

Discoverer of the Genetic Code

Author: Matt Ridley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062200666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 1440

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.

Of Molecules and Men

Author: Francis Crick

Publisher: Pyr Books

ISBN: 9781591021858

Category: Science

Page: 99

View: 9136

"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.

Francis Crick

Hunter of Life's Secrets

Author: Robert Cecil Olby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 538

View: 9326

"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.".

Bewusstsein - ein neurobiologisches Rätsel

Mit einem Vorwort von Francis Crick

Author: Christof Koch

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827431226

Category: Medical

Page: 452

View: 357

Bis vor 50 Jahren dachten viele, es sei unmöglich, das Geheimnis des Lebens zu verstehen. Dann entdeckten die beiden Wissenschaftler James Watson und Francis Crick die Struktur der DNA, was grundlegend die Sichtweise veränderte, wie wir uns in der natürlichen Ordnung der Dinge sehen. Heute stehen wir einer ähnlichen Herausforderung gegenüber, wenn wir die materielle Basis des Bewusstseins bestimmen wollen. Das Bewusstsein ist eines der letzten großen ungelösten Rätsel der Wissenschaft - und sicherlich das größte der Biologie. Wir können den salzigen Geschmack von Kartoffel-Chips spüren, den unverkennbaren Geruch von Hunden wahrnehmen, wenn sie im Regen waren, und kennen das besondere Gefühl, wenn man nur an den Fingerkuppen hängend viele Meter über dem sicheren Boden in einer Felswand klettert. Wie können diese Eindrücke aus den Neuronen und den mit ihnen assoziierten Synapsen und molekularen Prozessen entstehen? Die Frage nach dem Bewusstsein hat die Ideen von Philosophen, Wissenschaftlern, Ingenieuren und den denkenden Menschen generell beflügelt. Was ist Bewusstsein? Wie passt es sich ein in unser Universum? Wozu ist es Nütze? Kommt es nur beim Menschen vor? Warum laufen so viele unserer tagtäglichen Handlungen bewusst ab? Antworten auf diese Fragen werden ein neues Bild kreieren, was es bedeutet, ein Mensch zu sein. In diesem Sachbuch, das aufgrund seines Schreibstils - ein Glossar erläutert die Fachausdrücke - für den interessierten Menschen mit Grips ebenso geeignet ist wie - aufgrund der exakten Literaturhinweise - für den Wissenschaftler oder Studenten, ergründet Christof Koch, einer der international renommiertesten Forscher in der Bewusstseins-Forschung, die der subjektiven Wahrnehmung von Mensch und Tier zugrunde liegende biologische Grundlage. Er erklärt das Gedankengerüst, das er und Francis Crick entwickelt haben, um das alte Leib-Seele-Problem zu verstehen. Das Herzstück dieses Gerüstes ist ein tragender Ansatz, die neuronalen Korrelate des Bewusstseins zu entdecken und zu charakterisieren, feine, flackernde Muster von Gehirnaktivität, die wirklich jeder bewussten Erfahrung zugrunde liegen. Ausgehend von umfangreichen anatomischen, physiologischen, klinischen, psychologischen und philosophischen Ansätzen und Daten umreißt dieses anspruchsvolle Sachbuch die wissenschaftliche Grundlage von Bewusstsein, zeigt die Grenzen unseres Wissens auf und beschreibt Versuche, die durchgeführt werden müssen, um dieses Rätsel erfolgreich abzuschließen. Koch beschließt sein Buch mit den folgenden Gedanken: "Warum sollte Wissen meine Wertschätzung der Welt um mich herum verringern? Ich bin mir dessen sehr wohl bewusst, dass alles, was ich sehe, schmecke, fühle oder berühre aus 92 Elementen aufgebaut ist. ... Das diesen Elementen zugrunde liegende Periodensystem wiederum ist aus einer noch grundlegenderen Dreiheit von Protonen, Neutronen und Elektronen aufgebaut. ... Und nichts von dem geistigen Verständnis verringert meine Liebe zum Leben und zu den Menschen, zu Hunden, der Natur, Büchern oder Musik um mich herum auch nur um ein bisschen." ... "Mit dem Ende des Lebens hört auch das Bewusstsein auf, denn ohne Gehirn gibt es keinen Verstand. Doch diese unwiderruflichen Fakten schließen nicht den Glauben an Seele, Wiedergeburt und an Gott aus."

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

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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.

James Watson & Francis Crick

decoding the secrets of DNA

Author: Victoria Sherrow

Publisher: Blackbirch Pr Inc

ISBN: 9781567111330

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 110

View: 5683

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.

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: 8798

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.

The Astonishing Hypothesis

The Scientific Search for the Soul

Author: Francis Crick

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 317

View: 4576

The Nobel Prize-winning physicist who discovered the molecular structure of DNA examines what makes humans sentient beings, offering an analysis and description of how the brain sees.

Watson and Crick and DNA

Author: Christy Marx

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781404203129

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3399

Presents the accomplishments of the two men who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of the structure of DNA.

People Associated with University College London

Francis Crick, Roger Penrose, Jeremy Bentham, Ito Hirobumi, List of University College London People

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230581064

Category:

Page: 60

View: 394

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 58. Chapters: Francis Crick, Roger Penrose, Jeremy Bentham, It Hirobumi, List of University College London people, Charles Kay Ogden, Dronamraju Krishna Rao, Stephen Spender, Harold Cook, James Joseph Sylvester, Digby Jones, Baron Jones of Birmingham, Malcolm Grant, David Chalmers, Colin McGinn, David Colquhoun, John Borthwick Gilchrist, Albert Etienne Jean Baptiste Terrien De La Couperie, Anthony Bailey, Ernst Gombrich, Alexander William Williamson, Philip Cohen, Inoue Kaoru, Harrie Massey, Geoffrey K. Pullum, Edward Fry, Uta Frith, Carole Jordan, John Rigby Hale, Inoue Masaru, Yamao Y z, David Pearce, Salvador Moncada, Edward Playfair, Leonard Horner, Christopher Norris, Beatrice De Cardi, Hans Gruneberg, Sir Isaac Goldsmid, 1st Baronet, Bernard Waley-Cohen, Ch sh Five, Robert Waley Cohen, George Kalmus, Thomas Eckersley, Torkjell Berulfsen, Anthony Segal. Excerpt: Francis Harry Compton Crick OM FRS (8 June 1916 - 28 July 2004) was an English molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, and most noted for being one of two co-discoverers of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953, together with James D. Watson. He, Watson and Maurice Wilkins were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material." Crick was an important theoretical molecular biologist and played a crucial role in research related to revealing the genetic code. He is widely known for use of the term "central dogma" to summarize an idea that genetic information flow in cells is essentially one-way, from DNA to RNA to protein. During the remainder of his career, he held the post of J.W. Kieckhefer Distinguished Research Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, ...

The Croonian Lecture

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mammals

Page: 48

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