Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox

Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

Brenda Maddox

400 pages first pub 2002 (editions)

nonfiction biography history science informative slow-paced
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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, forthri...

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