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Two new biographies for young readers from Morgan Reynolds are perfect additions to school and community library collections. Rosalind Franklin And The Structure Of Life (159935022X, $27.95) by Jane Polcovar is the personal story of the woman upon whose unpublished research work the structure and discovery of DNA was made by James Watson and Francis Crick. Rosalind Franklin was a shy, sometimes misunderstood figure who joined the staff of researchers at King's college, London, where her pioneering work as a skilled experimentalist and X-ray crystallographer enabled Watson and Crick to make their breakthrough work. She died at a relatively young age in 1959 with her contributions largely unknown and unacknowledged. "Rosalind Franklin And The Structure Of Life" is highly recommended for young readers with an interest in the science of genetics. "Savage Satire: The Story Of Jonathan Swift" (1599350270, $27.95) by Clarissa Aykroyd is an informative biography of Anglo-Irish writer Jonathan Swift whose satires and parodies about the social issues and concerns of his time were as popular as they were shocking. An ordained minister, Swift is best known today as the author of "Gulliver's Travels", published in 1726. His ability to challenge the complacency of his era with the power of the written word served as an example to be enjoyed and emulated by new generations of writers down to the present day. "Savage Satire; The Story of Jonathan Swift" is an excellent read and a highly recommended addition to school and community library Biography collections for young readers.
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