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Serious Questions: An ABC of Skeptical Reflections by Erwin Chargaff - First Edition, First Printing - 1986 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

Serious Questions: An ABC of Skeptical Reflections

by Erwin Chargaff

Condition: Fine/fine


Boston: Birkhäuser, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Fine/fine. A fine first edition, first printing in a fine dust jacket. As new. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. viii, 261 pp. Octavo, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches tall. Erwin Chargaff (11 August 1905 – 20 June 2002) was an Austro-Hungarian biochemist that immigrated to the United States during the Nazi era and was a professor of biochemistry at Columbia University medical school. Through careful experimentation, Chargaff discovered two rules that helped lead to the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. The first rule was that in DNA the number of guanine units is equal to the number of cytosine units, and the number of adenine units is equal to the number of thymine units. This hinted at the base pair makeup of DNA. The second rule was that the relative amounts of guanine, cytosine, adenine and thymine bases vary from one species to another. This hinted that DNA rather than protein could be the genetic material. -- wikipedia
  • Bookseller: Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 792
  • Title: Serious Questions: An ABC of Skeptical Reflections
  • Author: Erwin Chargaff
  • Format/binding: Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition, First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0817633375
  • ISBN 13: 9780817633370
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1986
  • Keywords: genetics, genes, dna, research, biochemistry
  • Bookseller catalogs: Science & Technology;
  • Subjects: SCIENCE / General;


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