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The Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics

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In The Monk in the Garden, award-winning author Robbin Marantz Henig vividly evokes a little-known chapter in science, taking us back to the birth of genetics, a field that continues to challenge the way we think about life itself. Shrouded in mystery, Gregor Mendel?s quiet life and discoveries make for fascinating reading. Among his pea plants Henig finds a tale filled with intrigue, jealousy, and a healthy dose of bad timing. She ?has done a remarkable job of fleshing out the myth with what few facts there are? (Washington Post Book World) and has delivered Mendel?s story with grace and glittering prose. The Monk in the Garden is both a ?classic tale of redemption? (New York Times Book Review) and a science book of the highest literary order.

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"On the singular facts of Mendel's life, The Monk in the Garden makes easy reading. But as a larger effort to represent Mendel to 21st-century readers, it is deficient." The New York Times Book Review, Joe Cain

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"Robin Marantz Henig's superb book...tells the poignant and unforgettable story of a supremely gifted and utterly humble nineteenth-century genius, who founded an entire branch of modern science but died without ever receiving the slightest honor or recognition from his peers." The Oregonian

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?Charming?engagingly contemplative?Henig creates an evocative picture of life in the monastery and the world of 19th-century natural history that sets the stage for the evolution of genetics.? Chicago Tribune

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?A wonderful book?beautifully written and researched with graceful care. There isn?t a false note, and the story moves along with the perfect assurance.? Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone

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?As pleasurable to read as a superbly written travelogue.? Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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?A provocative portrait of the modest man commonly recognized as the father of genetics.

Review:

?This book is a marvel.? Laurie Garrett, author of The Coming Plague

Synopsis:

The perplexing silence that greeted Mendel's discovery of inheritance and his ultimate canonization as the father of genetics make up a tale of intrigue, jealousy, and a healthy dose of bad timing. Henig now crafts this suspenseful narrative that evokes the monk's life and work.

Synopsis:

This charming history of Gregor Mendel vividly evokes a little-known chapter in science and takes readers back to the birth of genetics, a field that continues to make headlines.

About the Author

Robin Marantz Henig is the author of seven books. Her most recent, The Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618127412
Author:
Henig, Robin Marantz
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Robin Marantz Heni
Author:
G .
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Austria
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Geneticists
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Genetics -- History.
Subject:
Mendel, Gregor
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
18445
Publication Date:
May 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
5.51x8.50x.68 in. .86 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Mariner Books - English 9780618127412 Reviews:
"Review" by , "On the singular facts of Mendel's life, The Monk in the Garden makes easy reading. But as a larger effort to represent Mendel to 21st-century readers, it is deficient."
"Review" by , "Robin Marantz Henig's superb book...tells the poignant and unforgettable story of a supremely gifted and utterly humble nineteenth-century genius, who founded an entire branch of modern science but died without ever receiving the slightest honor or recognition from his peers."
"Review" by , ?Charming?engagingly contemplative?Henig creates an evocative picture of life in the monastery and the world of 19th-century natural history that sets the stage for the evolution of genetics.?
"Review" by , ?A wonderful book?beautifully written and researched with graceful care. There isn?t a false note, and the story moves along with the perfect assurance.?
"Review" by , ?As pleasurable to read as a superbly written travelogue.?
"Review" by , ?A provocative portrait of the modest man commonly recognized as the father of genetics.
"Review" by , ?This book is a marvel.?
"Synopsis" by , The perplexing silence that greeted Mendel's discovery of inheritance and his ultimate canonization as the father of genetics make up a tale of intrigue, jealousy, and a healthy dose of bad timing. Henig now crafts this suspenseful narrative that evokes the monk's life and work.
"Synopsis" by , This charming history of Gregor Mendel vividly evokes a little-known chapter in science and takes readers back to the birth of genetics, a field that continues to make headlines.
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