What mad pursuit: a personal view of scientific discovery

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Basic Books, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 182 pages
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User Review  - Marilyn Campbell - Goodreads

Strongly focused on the ideas and work of his lifetime. Much more a book of ideas than a straight forward autobiography. Enjoyed it, but his egomaniacal colleague, Watson, has written more compellingly. Read full review

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User Review  - Deb - Goodreads

It has been a while since I read this, but I loved it. If you have any interest in genetics or the process of scientific discovery, this book is definitely worth a read. What I remember is that the ... Read full review


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Francis Crick is the British physicist and biochemist who collaborated with James D. Watson in the discovery of the molecular structure of DNA, for which they received the Nobel Prize in 1962. He is the author of "What Mad Pursuit, Life Itself, " and "Molecules and Men." Dr. Crick lectures widely all over the world to both professional and lay audiences, and is a Distinguished Research Professor at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California.