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My Sister Rosalind Franklin: A Family Memoir

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Rosalind Franklin is famous in the history of science for her contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA, the start of the greatest biological revolution of the twentieth century. Much has been written about the importance of her part, and about how her work was affected by her position as a woman scientist. Above all she was a distinguished scientist, not only in her work on DNA, but also in her earlier work on coals and carbons and in her later work on viruses.

In this family memoir her sister, the writer and historian Jenifer Glynn, paints a full picture of Rosalind's life. Looking at Rosalind's background; her early education, her time as a science student at Cambridge, and her relations with her family, to her life as an adult and her time in Paris and at King's, Glynn shows how much her sister achieved and how she was influenced by the social and intellectual climate of the period she worked in.

About the Author

Jenifer Glynn read History at Cambridge and is the author of several books, including Prince of Publishers (1986), about the Victorian publisher George Smith, and The Pioneering Garretts: breaking the barriers for women (2008).

Table of Contents

Prologue

1. Notting Hill

2. Childhood and Early Schooling

3. Early Education of a Scientist

4. A Science Student in Wartime Cambridge

5. A False Start

6. Winning the War, with Coals and Carbons

7. Happiness in Paris

8. Misery in London

9. Viruses, Models, and Success

10. Afterlife

12. Afterlife

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780199699629
Author:
Glynn, Jenifer
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
History
Subject:
History, Other | History of Science
Subject:
History of Science-General
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
A number of black and white family photo
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
5.7 x 8.6 x 0.9 in 0.781 lb

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