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5.0 out of 5 stars
DNA'S Dark lady, 10 Oct. 2002
This a book for anyone who has an interest in women in history or general science. It shows the human side of a story that has had scientists and feminists debating since the award of the Nobel prize to Crick, Watson and Wilkins for the discovery of the DNA strand. Was Rosalind Franklin robbed by not only those around her but because she was a brilliant woman ahead of her time. Or did her uncompromising nature and standards make collaboration hard? There is just enough science in this book to explain how important the discovery was but mostly, it is a beautifully written account of the woman herself. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and even now find myself reading the odd chapter. I highly reccommend it.