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When Gregor Mendel passed away in 1884, not a single scholar recognized his epochal contributions to biology. The unassuming abbot of the Augustinian monastery in Brno (in today's Czech Republic) was rediscovered at the turn of the century when scientists were stunned to learn that their findings about inheritance had already been made by an unknown monk three decades earlier. A dedicated researcher who spent every spare hour in the study of the natural sciences, Mendel devised a series of brilliantly simple experiments using a plant easily grown on the monastery's grounds--the garden pea. In the course of just a few years he made the famous discoveries that later became the centerpiece of the science of heredity. In an entertaining and thoroughly informed narrative, Edward Edelson traces Mendel's life from his humble origins to his posthumous fame, giving us both a brief introduction to the fascinating science of genetics and an inspired account of what a modest man can accomplish with dedication and ingenuity.

Oxford Portraits in Science is an ongoing series of scientific biographies for young adults. Written by top scholars and writers, each biography examines the personality of its subject as well as the thought process leading to his or her discoveries. These illustrated biographies combine accessible technical information with compelling personal stories to portray the scientists whose work has shaped our understanding of the natural world.

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ISBN:
9780195150209
Subtitle:
And the Roots of Genetics
Author:
Edelson, Edward
Author:
null, Edward
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
History, Other | History of Science
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford Portraits in Science (Paperback)
Publication Date:
20011011
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
42 b/w illus.
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
6.700 x 9.300 in 0.750 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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