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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.

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"An important work of historical restitution, The Dark Lady of DNA matters because it has already begun influencing the way that the scientific community thinks about the material reality of their world ? who gets rewarded, who gets the credit." LA Weekly

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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.

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Brenda Maddox is an award-winning biographer whose work has been translated into ten languages. Nora: A Biography of Nora Joyce, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, the Silver PEN Award, and the French Prix du Mailleur Livre Etranger. Her life of D. H. Lawrence won the Whitbread Biography Award in 1974, and Yeats's Ghosts, on the married life of W. B. Yeats, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 1998. She has been Home Affairs Editor for the Economist, has served as chairman of the Association of British Science Writers and is a member of the Royal Society's Science and Society Committee. She lives in London and Mid-Wales.

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mmdin_306, December 4, 2010 (view all comments by mmdin_306)
Rosalind Franklin was a great lady who contributed a key stone in the way of Genetics. She is like " those lost and unnamed soldiers who saved nations and boundries by sacrifieng themselves and the people ( majority) dont know about them " . I pay my deepest regards to this great lady.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060985080
Author:
Maddox, Brenda
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Brenda Maddox
Location:
London
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dna
Subject:
Women molecular biologists.
Subject:
Genome, Human.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Geneteics
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
P23-201
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.53 in 23.20 oz

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Product details 416 pages Perennial - English 9780060985080 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An important work of historical restitution, The Dark Lady of DNA matters because it has already begun influencing the way that the scientific community thinks about the material reality of their world ? who gets rewarded, who gets the credit."
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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