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Author Hall, Kersten T

Title The man in the monkeynut coat : William Astbury and the forgotten road to the double-helix / Kersten T. Hall
Edition First edition
Published ©2014


Description 1 online resource (ix, 242 pages :) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction; 1. A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words; 2. 'Germany Has Much to Teach Us . . .'; 3. 'A Keen Young Man'; 4. 'Into the Wilderness'; 5. 'The X-Ray Vatican'; 6. 'A Pile of Pennies'; 7. 'Avery's Bombshell'; 8. 'Nunc Dimittis'; 9. 'one grand leap' ... too far; 10. 'The Road Not Taken . . .'; 11. The Man in the Monkeynut Coat; Notes and References; Bibliography of Commonly Cited Sources; Index
Summary Sir Isaac Newton once declared that his momentous discoveries were only made thanks to having 'stood on the shoulders of giants'. The same might also be said of the scientists James Watson and Francis Crick. Their discovery of the structure of DNA was, without doubt, one of the biggest scientific landmarks in history and, thanks largely to the success of Watson's best-selling memoir 'The Double Helix', there might seem to be little new to say about this story. But much remains to be said about the particular 'giants' on whose shoulders Watson and Crick stood. Of these, the crystallographer Ros
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Astbury, William Thomas, 1898-1961.
SUBJECT Astbury, William Thomas, 1898-1961 fast
Subject Molecular biology -- History
X-ray crystallography -- History
DNA -- Structure -- History
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biochemistry.
DNA -- Structure
Molecular biology
X-ray crystallography
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191009881