Present at the Flood

by Richard E. Dickerson
Sunderland (MA): Sinauer Associates, 2005. 307 pages.

Present at the Flood chronicles a scientific revolution — the rise of structural molecular biology — by providing forty-two key scientific papers together with informed commentary to place their accomplishments in context. The reviewer for the Journal of Structural Biology wrote, "The book will clearly serve its intended purpose as an outline for a graduate course on the origins and methods of structural molecular biology, but it is also highly recommended for its insights into the lives and thought processes of those who laid the foundations of the field." Richard E. Dickerson is Professor Emeritus in the Molecular Biology Institute of the University of California, Los Angeles.