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  - Frank Ryan - Goodreads

What else could one give but five stars to one of the brilliant two-some who deciphered the stereo-chemical structure of DNA! Crick was a physicist and hadn't yet completed his PhD (he was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

Francis Crick is no Jim Watson...and that's a good thing! This little book, an intellectual biography of one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, is a revealing look at the "road to 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.