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Rosalind Franklin : DNA Discoverer (2018, original release: 2018)


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Kids' BiographiesY/BIOGRAPHY/572/FRANKLIN,R/STRAvailable
Published: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2018] ©2018
Series: Women in science (Essential Library (Firm))
Description:  112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781532110429, 1532110421,
Language:  English

In Rosalind Franklin, learn how the British biophysicist and X-ray expert chose to pursue a career in science and helped discover the structure of DNA. Features include a timeline, a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards

Photograph 51 -- Growing up smart -- War years -- Studying the holes in coal -- Working in Paris -- At the King's College Lab -- Competition from Cambridge -- Revealing DNA -- Doing the math -- To the new world

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Franklin, Rosalind, -- 1920-1958
DNA -- Research -- History
Women molecular biologists -- Biography -- Great Britain
Molecular biologists -- Biography -- Great Britain
Biophysicists -- Biography -- Great Britain
Added--201802 ynf

Additional Credits:
Bix, Amy Sue, consultant
Essential Library (Firm),

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Decent book with some inaccuracies.

I thought this book would be a nice summary of her career. But it starts off with an inaccurate statement, that I could not overcome. "One image [..] showed two strands crossing each other in the shape of an X" No the strands were no crossing the diffraction pattern makes the X, the DNA were straight up and down. Overall, I felt the perspective of Rosalind was missing from this and it seemed to portray her as a very angry person. At least that was my take away. I'll stick to the 2003 Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox as a better book.
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