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  - Ooi Ghee Leng - Goodreads

We all ponder about the mysteries of life, and the discovery of DNA paves the way to a new level of understanding human can build on. And like human, Crick made all the mistakes he could make before ... Read full review

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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

Contents

Introduction
3
My Early Years
7
The Gossip Test
15
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

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.