WATSON, J.D. Genes, Girls and Gamow. Oxford: OUP. 2002.
8vo. Publisher's paper covered boards with pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xxvii + 275, illustrated throughout; fine. ~Provenance: title page Signed by Watson.
First UK edition. This is the sequel to Watson's famous The Double Helix~I~ and is an entertaining account of his twin desires after the decoding of DNA: to unravel the mysteries of RNA and to find a wife. The Gamow of the title is George Gamow, the Russian physicist-turned-geneticist, who appears in this book alongside other luminaries such as Linus Pauling and, of course, Francis Crick.