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Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code (Eminent Lives)

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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.

Synopsis:

Part of the acclaimed Eminent Lives series, Francis Crick is the first biography of the eminent scientist, co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA. Written by Matt Ridley, the award-winning author of the national bestseller Genome, Francis Crick traces his 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 31 and his enormous success, providing “a considerably more complete and colorful portrait of Crick than has existed before.” (New York Times)

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Matt Ridley is the author of provocative books on evolution, genetics, and society. His books have sold over 800,000 copies, have been translated into twenty-seven languages, and have won several awards.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061148453
Author:
Ridley, Matt
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Motyka, Tom
Author:
Motyka, Elizabeth
Author:
Mead, M. Nathaniel
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Eminent Lives
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11 x 9 x 0.125 in 5.76 oz
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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"Synopsis" by , Part of the acclaimed Eminent Lives series, Francis Crick is the first biography of the eminent scientist, co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA. Written by Matt Ridley, the award-winning author of the national bestseller Genome, Francis Crick traces his 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 31 and his enormous success, providing “a considerably more complete and colorful portrait of Crick than has existed before.” (New York Times)
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