Search Results: "James D. Watson"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1998

"Well-versed scientists may find this volume interesting; however, others will find it just too difficult. (b&w photos and drawings, chronology, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
This latest addition to the Portraits in Science series is somewhat disjointed and unfocused. Read full book review >

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AVOID BORING PEOPLE by James D. Watson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2007

"Vintage Watson: brash, bumptious, brilliant—and never boring."
Age cannot whither nor custom stale the sharp tongue of "Honest Jim"—the title the Nobel Prize-winning Watson (DNA: The Secret of Life, 2003, etc.) originally wanted for The Double Helix, his first tell-all account of science and personal history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"Watson seems more tempered this time around, especially in the treatment of Rosalind Franklin. But the urge to reveal all will surely upset a few who may not see it that way at all."
Part memoir, part love story, part homage to the brilliant physicist George ("Geo," pronounced Joe) Gamow, this is another tell-all tale in the tradition of The Double Helix. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 19, 1967

"It all seems remarkably fresh and impulsive and adventitious."
Even without understanding any of the scientific data processed here, the general reader will find it hard to remain immune to this account of how J.D. Watson, along with another bright, volatile young man—Francis Crick, discovered DNA, the fundamental genetic material. Read full book review >

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DNA by James D. Watson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2003

"A grand tour of epochal events in biology history."
Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Watson-Crick double helix model, and with a PBS series on the history of DNA hosted by Watson, this blockbuster recaps how it happened, what came before, where we are today, and what the future may hold. Read full book review >

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MERCY WATSON by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"No matter, though—young readers will clamor for more adventures with this irrepressible retro pig and her lovable family. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Everyone's porcine wonder is back, and just in time for Halloween. Mrs. Watson knows just what Mercy should be for the holiday—a tiara-and-pink-tulle-clad princess. Read full book review >

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MERCY WATSON by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"No matter, though—young readers will clamor for more adventures with this irrepressible retro pig and her lovable family. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Everyone's porcine wonder is back, and just in time for Halloween. Mrs. Watson knows just what Mercy should be for the holiday—a tiara-and-pink-tulle-clad princess. Read full book review >

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SPANKING WATSON by Kinky Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Solid gold for fans, and the only Kinky adventure non-fans will ever need."
Since he already shares so many of the hallmarks of that other Sherlock Holmes—drug use, sexual confusion, and his own Village Irregulars—why shouldn't Kinky Friedman, the Sherlock of Vandam Street, have his own Dr. Watson? Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 24, 2017

"In this bible of DNA information, Watson is as provocative and optimistic as ever."
A masterful summary of genetic science past, present, and future, from one of its prime movers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Readers old or new are in for a fine treat; there really has been nothing in the history of science writing comparable to Watson's tell-all memoir."
The classic Double Helix (1968) is here again, this time annotated and illustrated and told in all the bold, brash, bumptious style that has become Watson's (Avoid Boring People and Other Lessons from a Life in Science, 2007, etc.) trademark in the intervening years. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"As always, for those attuned to Austen, and to Aiken's imaginative, respectful variations, simply charming."
Another of Aiken's playful yet hearty romantic fancies, with a cast lifted (respectfully) from the luminously peopled novels of Jane Austen. Read full book review >

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MERCY WATSON FIGHTS CRIME by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Silly crime-solving for the growing number of Mercy's young fans moving on from easy readers. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Mercy is back in this fun third installment of merrymaking, buttered-toast eating, and crime solving. Read full book review >