Rosalind Franklin

The Dark Lady of DNA

Author: Brenda Maddox

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062283502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 6912

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.

My Sister Rosalind Franklin

Author: Jenifer Glynn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199699623

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

View: 3622

The sister of the molecular biologist describes Rosalind Franklin's life, including her early eduction, her relations with her family, her time as a student at Cambridge University, and her scientific achievements.

Rosalind Franklin and DNA

Author: Anne Sayre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439548585

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 221

View: 615

Presents 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.

Nora

The Real Life of Molly Bloom

Author: Brenda Maddox

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618057009

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 1159

In 1904, having known each other for only three months, a young woman named Nora Barnacle and a not yet famous writer named James Joyce left Ireland together for Europe -- unwed. So began a deep and complex partnership, and eventually a marriage, which endured for thirty-seven years. This is the true story of Nora, the woman who, transformed by Joyce's imagination, became Molly Bloom, arguably the most famous female character in twentieth-century literature. It is also the story of Ireland, a social history encapsulated in the vivid recreation of Joyce and his small Irish entourage abroad. Ultimately it is the portrait of a relationship -- of Nora's complicated, committed, and at times shocking relationship with a hardworking, hard drinking genius and with his work. In NORA: THE REAL LIFE OF MOLLY BLOOM, the award-winning biographer Brenda Maddox has given us a powerful new lens through which to see both James Joyce and the woman who was in turn his inspiration and his salvation.

The Double Helix Structure of DNA

Author: R. N. Albright

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477718095

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 4657

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.

Photograph 51

Author: Anna Ziegler

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783199369

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 2982

‘The instant I saw the photograph my mouth fell open and my pulse began to race’ Does Rosalind Franklin know how precious her photograph is? In the race to discover the secret of life it could be the one to hold the key. With rival scientists everywhere looking for the answer, who will be first to see it and more importantly, understand it? Anna Ziegler’s extraordinary play looks at the woman who helped unlock DNA’s double helix and asks what is sacrificed in the pursuit of science, love and a place in history.

The Path to the Double Helix

The Discovery of DNA

Author: Robert Olby

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486166597

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 6339

Written by a noted historian of science, this in-depth account traces how Watson and Crick achieved one of science's most dramatic feats: their 1953 discovery of the molecular structure of DNA.

Maurice Wilkins: The Third Man of the Double Helix

An Autobiography

Author: Maurice Wilkins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191578142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

View: 1372

The Nobel Prize for the discovery of the structure of DNA was given to three scientists - James Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins. It was the experimental work of Wilkins and his colleague Rosalind Franklin that provided the clues to the structure. Here, Wilkins, who died in 2004, gives us his own account of his life, his early work in physics, the tensions and exhilaration of working on DNA, and his much discussed difficult relationship with his colleague Rosalind. This is a highly readable, and often moving account from a highly distinguished scientist who played one of the key roles in the historic discovery of the molecule behind inheritance.

Genes, Girls and Gamow

Author: James D. Watson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198606931

Category: Molecular biologists

Page: 275

View: 1064

In 1953 Watson and Crick discovered the double helical structure of DNA and Watson's personal account of the discovery, The Double Helix, was published in 1968. Genes, Girls and Gamow is also autobiographical, covering the period from when The Double Helix ends, in 1953, to a few years later, and ending with a Postscript bringing the story up to date. Here is Watson adjusting to new-found fame, carrying out tantalizing experiments on the role of RNA in biology, and falling in love. Thebook is enlivened with copies of handwritten letters from the larger than life character George Gamow, who had made significant contributions to physics but became intrigued by genes, RNA and the elusive genetic code. This is a tale of heartbreak, scientific excitement and ambition, laced with travelogue and '50s atmosphere.

Lise Meitner

A Life in Physics

Author: Ruth Lewin Sime

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520208605

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 526

View: 2652

Traces the life of a Jewish physicist who had to flee Nazi Germany, codiscovered nuclear fission with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, but was denied recognition when the work received a Nobel Prize

Avoid Boring People

Lessons from a Life in Science

Author: James D. Watson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192802736

Category: Molecular biologists

Page: 347

View: 4319

James D. Watson looks back on his extraordinary and varied career -- from its beginnings as a schoolboy in Chicago's South Side to the day he left Harvard almost 50 years later, world-renowned as the co-discoverer of DNA -- and considers the lessons he has learnt along the way. The result is both an engagingly eccentric memoir and an insightful compendium of lessons in life for aspiring scientists. Watson's 'manners' range from those he learnt bird-watching with his father during the Great Depression ('Avoid fighting bigger boys and dogs' and 'Find a young hero toemulate') to the manners appropriate for a Nobel Prize ('Have friends close to those who rule'). He evokes his time as a graduate student in the 1940s ('Hire spunky lab helpers'); the excitement of working in DNA for the first time as well as having his first dates; his time working as a WhiteHouse advisor; and at Harvard in the '70s. Avoid Boring People is a quirky, original, wise, and infuriatingly un-put-downable blend of candid anecdotes and revealing insights into the life of one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century.

Molecular Biology of the Gene

Author: James D. Watson,Tania A. Baker,Stephen P. Bell,Alexander Gann,Michael Levine,Richard Losick

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 032189670X

Category: Science

Page: 880

View: 3382

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Now completely up-to-date with the latest research advances, the Seventh Edition of James D. Watson’s classic book, Molecular Biology of the Gene retains the distinctive character of earlier editions that has made it the most widely used book in molecular biology. Twenty-two concise chapters, co-authored by six highly distinguished biologists, provide current, authoritative coverage of an exciting, fast-changing discipline.

Rosalind Franklin

DNA Discoverer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781532110429

Category:

Page: N.A

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Rosalind Franklin

Author: Cath Senker

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780739852262

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5735

Describes the life and career of Rosalind Franklin, a British molecular biologist who played a vital role in the discovery of the structure of DNA.

George Eliot in Love

Author: Brenda Maddox

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230112896

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8223

George Eliot is one of the most celebrated novelists in history. Her books, including Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, and Adam Bede, are as appreciated now as they were in the nineteenth century. Yet her nonconformist and captivating personal life—a compelling story in itself—is not well known. Ridiculed as an ugly duckling, Eliot violated strict social codes by living with a married man for most of her adult life. Soon after he died, she married a much younger man who attempted suicide during their honeymoon. The obstacles Eliot overcame in her life informed her work and have made her legacy an enduring one. Brenda Maddox brings her lively style to bear on the intersection of Eliot's life and novels. She delves into the human side of this larger-than-life figure, revealing the pleasure and pain behind the intellectual's public face. The result is a deeply personal biography that sheds new light on a woman who lived life on her own terms and altered the literary landscape in the process.

An EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN

Author: Ramona Reyna

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496910184

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

View: 1109

( This is a short story about a woman who had commitment.) A person with commitment within will accomplish a life for themselves and will also accomplish one for others. Inez raised eleven children plus look after her sick husband.

The Tangled Field

Barbara McClintock's search for the patterns of genetic control

Author: Nathaniel C. COMFORT,Nathaniel C Comfort

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674029828

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 6530

This biographical study illuminates one of the most important yet misunderstood figures in the history of science. Barbara McClintock (1902-1992), a geneticist who integrated classical genetics with microscopic observations of the behavior of chromosomes, was regarded as a genius and as an unorthodox, nearly incomprehensible thinker. In 1946, she discovered mobile genetic elements, which she called "controlling elements." Thirty-seven years later, she won a Nobel Prize for this work, becoming the third woman to receive an unshared Nobel in science. Since then, McClintock has become an emblem of feminine scientific thinking and the tragedy of narrow-mindedness and bias in science. Using McClintock's research notes, newly available correspondence, and dozens of interviews with McClintock and others, Comfort argues that McClintock's work was neither ignored in the 1950s nor wholly accepted two decades later. Nor was McClintock marginalized by scientists; throughout the decades of her alleged rejection, she remained a distinguished figure in her field. Comfort replaces the "McClintock myth" with a new story, rich with implications for our understanding of women in science and scientific creativity.

Francis Crick

Discoverer of the Genetic Code

Author: Matt Ridley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062200666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8209

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.

Dorothy Hodgkin

A Life

Author: Georgina Ferry

Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader

ISBN: 9781448211715

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 555

View: 382

Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) was renowned for her medically-important work on penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin. Fully engaged with the political and social currents of her time, she participated in some of the greatest upheavals of the 20th century: women's education; the globalisation of science; the rise and fall of communism; and international peace movements. A wife, mother and grandmother, she cared deeply about the wellbeing of individuals in all cultures. Georgina Ferry's biography of the only British female scientist to receive the Nobel Prize – Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life – was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award. Bloomsbury Reader 2014 edition is reissued with a new preface.

Uncovering the Structure of DNA

Author: Glen Phelan,National Geographic Learning

Publisher: National Geographic School Publishing

ISBN: 9780792288992

Category: Education

Page: 35

View: 6325

Discusses the birth of modern genetics, which was built on the work of Mendel and explored by Crick, Watson, and others. Introduces the concept of heredity as the passing on of genetic information. Examines the importance of DNA in the study of genetics.