Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PDCRead - LibraryThing
Franklin was a renowned scientist in her own right, she established her reputation in X-ray photography starting with coal and moving onto viruses and DNA. She was a feisty character, and in her ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - greeniezona - LibraryThing
When asked to name women in science, Rosalind Franklin is always high on my list. Yet before reading this book, I knew only the barest facts about her: that she was gifted at x-ray crystallography ... Read full review
The Acid Next Door
O My America
New Friends New Enemies
Private Health Public Health
Clarity and Perfection
life after death
What Is Life?
Joining the Circus
Such a Funny Lab
The Undeclared Race
Eureka and Goodbye