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    DescriptionFrancis Crick--the quiet genius who led a revolution in biology by discovering, quite literally, the secret of life--will be bracketed with Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein as one of the greatest scientists of all time. In his fascinating biography of the scientific pioneer who uncovered the genetic code--the digital cipher at the heart of heredity that distinguishes living from non-living things--acclaimed bestselling science writer Matt Ridley traces Crick's life from middle-class mediocrity in the English Midlands through a lackluster education and six years designing magnetic mines for the Royal Navy to his leap into biology at the age of thirty-one and its astonishing consequences. In the process, Ridley sheds a brilliant light on the man who forever changed our world and how we understand it.


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    Title
    Francis Crick
    Subtitle
    Discoverer of the Genetic Code
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matt Ridley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 213
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 207 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 168 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061148453
    ISBN 10: 0061148458
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: TBX
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BIC subject category V2: BGT
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000
    DC21: 576.5092
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    03 November 2009
    Review quote
    "A nimble biography."--Los Angeles Times Book Review