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Description - Francis Crick by Matt Ridley

Francis Crick-the quiet genius who led a revolution in biology by discovering, quite literally, the secret of life-will be bracketed with Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein as one of the greatest scientists of all time. In his fascinating biography of the scientific pioneer who uncovered the genetic code-the digital cipher at the heart of heredity that distinguishes living from non-living things-acclaimed bestselling science writer Matt Ridley traces Crick's life from middle-class mediocrity in the English Midlands through a lackluster education and six years designing magnetic mines for the Royal Navy to his leap into biology at the age of thirty-one and its astonishing consequences. In the process, Ridley sheds a brilliant light on the man who forever changed our world and how we understand it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780061148453
ISBN-10: 0061148458
Format: Paperback / softback
(199mm x 137mm x 10mm)
Pages: 213
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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