Books: Short Notices: Feb. 23, 1968

Short Notices THE DOUBLE HELIX by James D. Watson. 226 pages. Atheneum. $5.95.

When he was only 24, Chicago-born Author Watson helped solve the structure of the heredity-determining DNA molecule, a major feat for which he and British Scientists Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins eventually shared a Nobel prize. Now, 15 years later, he has written a highly literate day-by-day account of his experiences (the title is drawn from the spiral-staircase shape of DNA). The book will lead readers to important discoveries of their own: scientific research is not necessarily the calm, orderly process so tritely...

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