James Watson, co-discoverer of DNA structure, gives this authoritative yet personal account of the course of modern genetic research and the technological and ethical challenges unleashed by it.
"A view from within."
By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only 24, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries.
Fifty years ago, James D. Watson, then just 24, helped launch the greatest ongoing scientific quest of our time. Now, with unique authority and sweeping vision, he gives us the first full account of the genetic revolution - from Mendel's garden to the double helix, to the sequencing of the human genome and beyond.
"Comprehensive, but a little scattered"
After Breaking Up relieves the pain by combining the immediate proven effectiveness of clinical hypnosis along with an in-depth understanding of how to get past the hurt. Get immediate help. Every ounce of information contained in this program is useful, practical, safe and proven.
"A real heart-saver"
From Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, here are the best stories of 2002, written by four of the most respected writers of our day: Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelly, Ian Watson, and Gregory Benford. Also try The Best of Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine and The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine 2002.
"Mislabeled but good"
He began his stage career as a card manipulator. As his popularity grew, Harry Houdini quickly became known as one of the most colorful stage magicians and escape artists of all time. Then the movies came knocking, and the man people had only read about in the newspapers was suddenly starring on the silver screen, captivating audiences with his daring serial exploits. Harry Houdini was no longer just a magician; he was an international superstar. In 1904, he began a world tour starting in London and the adventures grew even more fantastic.
Created by J. U. Giesy and J. B. Smith, Semi Dual was considered pulp's first occult detective. Semi Dual, also known as Prince Abdul Omar of Persia, was an astrologer, a mystic, a telepath, and a psychologist. Semi Dual's name was based, in part, on his methods of investigation: "by dual solutions - one material for material minds - the other occult, for those who cared to sense a deeper something back of the philosophic lessons interwoven in the narrative".
Two Nobel Laureates discuss the genome and more. James D. Watson changed the course of history with his discovery of DNA, the "secret of life". Watson is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Science, and, with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins, the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Edited by Ron Fortier & Van Allen Plexico. Here are seven new tales of Puritan swordsman Gideon Cain the Demon Hunter by Scott Harris, Brian Zavitz, I. A. Watson, K. G. McAbee, James Palmer, David Wright, and Van Allen Plexico. In the tradition of Robert E. Howard's "Solomon Kane", here is swashbuckling action at its finest.