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 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.