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Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code

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Ridley traces Crick's life from middle-class mediocrity through his leap into biology at the age of 31 and his co-discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.
Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code
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Francis Crick—the quiet genius who led a revolution in biology by discovering, quite literally, the secret of life—will be bracketed with Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein as one of the greatest scientists of all time. In his fascinating biography of the scientific pioneer who uncovered the genetic code—the digital cipher at the heart of heredity that distinguishes living from non-living things—acclaimed bestselling science writer Matt Ridley traces Crick's life from middle-class mediocrity in the English Midlands through a lackluster education and six years designing magnetic mines for the Royal Navy to his leap into biology at the age of thirty-one and its astonishing consequences. In the process, Ridley sheds a brilliant light on the man who forever changed our world and how we understand it.
Matt Ridley is the author of several award-winning books, including "Genome", "The Agile Gene", and "The Red Queen", which have sold more than 800,000 copies in twenty-seven languages worldwide. He lives in England.
Enjoyable Ridley does an excellent job of escorting readers on [an] intellectual roller coaster ride. --BioScience"
Author
Matt Ridley
Short Title
FRANCIS CRICK
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Series
Eminent Lives
Language
English
ISBN-10
0061148458
ISBN-13
9780061148453
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
B
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-11-30
Pages
213
Imprint
HarperCollins Publishers
Subtitle
Discoverer of the Genetic Code
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
Northumberland, ENK
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
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