Skip to content

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix Hardcover - 2012

by James D. Watson; Alexander Gann; Jan Witkowski


Summary


Published to mark the 50th anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Watson and Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA, an annotated and illustrated edition of this classic book gives new insights into the personal relationships between James Watson, Frances Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin, and the making of a scientific revolution.

In his 1968 memoir, The Double Helix, the brash young scientist James Watson chronicled the drama of the race to identify the structure of DNA, a discovery that would usher in the era of modern molecular biology. Alexander Gann and Jan Witkowski have built upon this gripping narrative, juxtaposing Watson’s racy account with the observations of other protagonists and offering an enhanced perspective on the now legendary story of Watson and Crick’s discovery.

Gann and Witkowski have mined many sources, including a trove of newly discovered correspondence belonging to Francis Crick (mislaid some fifty years ago) and the archives of Maurice Wilkins, Linus Pauling, Rosalind Franklin, and Watson and Crick themselves. Also in this edition are Watson’s own account of the Nobel Prize award and celebrations, appendixes that include an account of the book’s controversial first publication, and a chapter dropped from the original edition, as well as an extraordinary assortment of documents and photographs— many never before published. This wealth of material contributes depth and color to Watson’s novelistic text and places events in their contemporary scientific and social context.

After half a century, the implications of the double helix keep rippling outward; the tools of molecular biology have forever transformed the life sciences and medicine. The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix adds new richness to the account of the momentous events that led the charge.

Details

  • Title The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix
  • Author James D. Watson; Alexander Gann; Jan Witkowski
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition annotated editio
  • Pages 368
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster, New York
  • Date 2012-11-06
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Features Annotated, Bibliography, Dust Cover, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9781476715490 / 1476715491
  • Weight 2.05 lbs (0.93 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.5 x 8.4 x 1.3 in (21.59 x 21.34 x 3.30 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects DNA, Molecular Biology
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2012037483
  • Dewey Decimal Code B

Media reviews

Citations

  • Choice, 04/01/2013, Page 0
  • Kirkus Reviews, 11/01/2012, Page 0
  • Publishers Weekly, 01/07/2013, Page 0

About the author

James D. Watson, together with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1962. He is Chancellor Emeritus of the Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Alexander Gann (the Lita Annenberg Hazen Dean-Elect) is a member of the faculty of the Watson School of Biological Sciences.

Jan Witkowski (Executive Director, Banbury Center) is a member of the faculty of the Watson School of Biological Sciences.

Back to Top

More Copies for Sale

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

by Watson Ph.D., James D., Gann, Alexander, Witkowski Ph.D., Jan

  • Used
Condition
Used - Very Good
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9781476715490 / 1476715491
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$5.63
$3.00 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster. Used - Very Good. . . All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Your purchase supports More Than Words, a nonprofi t job training program for youth, empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.
Item Price
$5.63
$3.00 shipping to USA
The Double Helix

The Double Helix

by Jan Witkowski; James D. Watson

  • Used
  • Very Good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9781476715490 / 1476715491
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$9.62
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster, 2012. Hardcover. Very Good. May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Item Price
$9.62
FREE shipping to USA
The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

by James D. Watson; Jan Witkowski

  • Used
  • Good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9781476715490 / 1476715491
Quantity Available
2
Seller
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$9.62
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster, 2012. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Item Price
$9.62
FREE shipping to USA
The Double Helix

The Double Helix

by James D. Watson; Jan Witkowski

  • Used
  • Good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9781476715490 / 1476715491
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$9.62
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster, 2012. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
Item Price
$9.62
FREE shipping to USA
The Double Helix

The Double Helix

by James D. Watson; Jan Witkowski

  • Used
  • Acceptable
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Acceptable
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9781476715490 / 1476715491
Quantity Available
2
Seller
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$9.62
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster, 2012. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Item Price
$9.62
FREE shipping to USA
Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix, The: The New Annotated and Illustrated Edition

Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix, The: The New Annotated and Illustrated Edition

by Jan Witkowski

  • Used
  • Very Good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9781476715490 / 1476715491
Quantity Available
3
Seller
GORING BY SEA, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$15.05
$11.08 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Very Good.
Item Price
$15.05
$11.08 shipping to USA
The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

by Witkowski, Jan, Gann, Alexander, Watson, James D

  • Used
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9781476715490 / 1476715491
Quantity Available
2
Seller
Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$12.27
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster. Used - Good. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
Item Price
$12.27
FREE shipping to USA
The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

by Witkowski, Jan, Gann, Alexander, Watson, James D

  • Used
Condition
New
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9781476715490 / 1476715491
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$12.27
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster. Used - Like New. Used book that is in almost brand-new condition.
Item Price
$12.27
FREE shipping to USA
The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

by Watson Ph.D., James D

  • Used
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used: Good
Edition
Annotated
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9781476715490 / 1476715491
Quantity Available
1
Seller
HOUSTON, Texas, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 3 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$14.54
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster, 2012-11-06. Annotated. hardcover. Used: Good.
Item Price
$14.54
FREE shipping to USA
Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

by Watson, James D.

  • Used
  • near fine
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
later printing
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9781476715490 / 1476715491
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Washburn, Wisconsin, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 3 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$15.00
$5.50 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012. later printing. hardcover in dust jacket. Near Fine/As New. Edited by Alexander Gann & Jan Witkowski. 345 pages, 8 5/8" x 8 5/8". 1/2" black ink line on top of pages. Jacket now in mylar protector.
Item Price
$15.00
$5.50 shipping to USA