The Eighth Day of Creation

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Author(s): 
Horace Freeland Judson
Publisher: 
Cold Spring Harbor Press
Publication date: 
1996

 

ISBN 0224017225 (Hardcover) - $55

ISBN 0879694785 (Paperback) - $46.25

This is an excellent book that tells the story of the early days of molecular biology. It gives the story of the discovery of the structure of DNA as a play in several acts. But where "The Double Helix" leaves off, this book picks up; it describes the discovery of messenger RNA and of the Genetic Code by recounting the stories of the people involved. It was first printed in 1979, but Cold Spring Harbor Press reissued it in 1996.

 

 

Reviewed by: 
Jim DeKloe

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