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Double helix : how an image sparked the discovery of the secret of life / by Danielle Smith-Llera.

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Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch J 572.8 SMI (Text) 34207002198670 Juv Non-Fiction Available -
Barton Rees Pogue Mem. PL - Upland J 572.8 HB (Text) 76277000038400 Juvenile NonFiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville J 572.8 Smi (Text) 32604030012094 DCTPLD J Non-Fiction Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City YP 572.86 SMITH-LLERA (Text) 30403002265957 Young Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield j572.86 Smith-Llera (Text) 78292000372032 Children's New Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780756556426 (library binding)
  • ISBN: 9780756556464 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota : Compass Point Books, a Capstone imprint, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Chapter One: Glimpse of a photo -- Chapter Two: Long chain of discoveries -- Chapter Three: Racing to the prize -- Chapter Four: New questions -- Timeline.
Summary, etc.:
To the untrained eye, Photo 51 was simply a grainy black and white image of dark marks scattered in a rough cross shape. But to the eye of a trained scientist, it was a clear portrait of a DNA fiber taken with X-rays. And to young scientists James Watson and Francis Crick, it confirmed their guess of deoxyribonucleic acid's structure. In 1953 the pair was racing toward solving the mystery of DNA's structure before other scientists could beat them to it. They and others believed that finding the simple structure of the DNA molecule would answer a great mystery, how do organisms live, grow, develop, and survive, generation after generation? Photo 51 and subsequent models based on the photo would prove to be the key to unlocking the secret of life. Publisher's marketing.
Target Audience Note:
1060 Lexile.
Age 10-12.
Grade 4 to 6.
1060L Lexile
Subject: DNA > Juvenile literature.
DNA > Research > History > Juvenile literature.

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