The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix; Signed by James D. Watson

  • The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix.

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix.

$250.00

Item Number: 80012

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012.

Early printing of the annotated and illustrated Double Helix. Quarto, original boards. Signed by James D. Watson on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Tom McKeveny. Edited by Alexander Gann and Jan Witkowski.

"Science seldom proceeds in the straightforward logical manner imagined by outsiders," writes James Watson in The Double Helix, his account of his codiscovery (along with Francis Crick) of the structure of DNA. Watson and Crick won Nobel Prizes for their work, and their names are memorized by biology students around the world. But as in all of history, the real story behind the deceptively simple outcome was messy, intense, and sometimes truly hilarious. To preserve the "real" story for the world, James Watson attempted to record his first impressions as soon after the events of 1951-1953 as possible, with all their unpleasant realities and "spirit of adventure" intact.

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