Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-11
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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The untold story of the woman whose role in the discovery of DNAUs structure is one of the most fascinating and controversial in modern science, is told here by the prize-winning author of "Nora: The Real Molly Bloom." Photo inserts.

Author Biography

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 Meilleur 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

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Prologuep. xvii
Once in Royal David's Cityp. 3
'Alarmingly Clever'p. 13
Once a Paulinap. 25
Never Surrenderp. 43
Holes in Coalp. 70
Woman of the Left Bankp. 87
Seine v. Strandp. 108
What Is Life?p. 119
Joining the Circusp. 125
Such a Funny Labp. 141
The Undeclared Racep. 168
Eureka and Goodbyep. 190
Escaping Noticep. 207
The Acid Next Doorp. 217
O My Americap. 233
New Friends, New Enemiesp. 249
Postponed Departurep. 271
Private Health, Public Healthp. 286
Clarity and Perfectionp. 295
Epilogue: Life After Deathp. 311
Notesp. 329
Bibliographyp. 353
Indexp. 368
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