Today in History: DNA’s Structure Revealed

On the morning of February 28, 1953, Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Frances H.C. Crick announced that they had determined the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes. The two shared a Nobel Prize with Maurice Wilkins in Physiology or Medicine in 1962. Also contributing to the discovery, but dying before [Read More…]

What’s New: ‘Discoveries’ Children’s Reference Series

In the large graphic style popularized by Dorling Kindersley and Usborne, London-based publisher Weldon Owen has created a series of children’s reference books designed to “capture the imagination and stimulate curiosity” in its young readers. We’ve just added some of these hard-to-find references to our online catalog, making them available to our customers not only [Read More…]