New York: Atheneum, 1968. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine / Near Fine. Item #08282
Original blue cloth, xvi12 pages. SIGNED BY JOHN D. WATSON ON HALF TITLE PAGE without personalization. A fine first edition review copy with review slip laid-in. Dust jacket is near fine. Housed in a custom made half calf morocco and cloth clamshell box. Watson and Crick received the Nobel Prize for Physiology, or Medicine, in 1962, for their discovery of DNA, which was announced in the April, 1953 issue of Nature magazine. Now, explained here is the personal story of their discovery of the double helix configuration of DNA, THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF ALL LIFE: THE MOST IMPORTANT DISCOVERY OF THE 20TH CENTURY AND PERHAPS THE GREATEST DISCOVERY OF ALL TIME. James Dewey Watson (1928 -) studied at the University of Chicago and received his Ph.D. in 1950 at the University of Indiana. He studied in Copenhagen for a year, then returned to the California Institute of Technology, before joining the faculty of Harvard University in 1955.