Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas

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TURTLEBACK, Aug 18, 2015 - 32 pages
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"Gregor Mendel" explains to children the theory of heredity in simple-to-understand language and examples. Regarded as the world s first geneticist, Gregor Mendel discovered one of the fundamental aspects of genetic science: animals, plants, and people all inherit and pass down traits through the same process. Living the slow-paced, contemplative life of a friar, Gregor Mendel was able to conceive and put into practice his great experiment observing yellow peas, green peas, smooth peas, and wrinkled peas to craft his theory years before scientists had any notion of genes. Includes an author s note and bibliography.
Awards for "Gregor Mendel"
Orbis Pictus Honor Book
ALA-ALSC Notable Book
IRA Notable Book
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Excellence in Science Book Finalist"

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User Review  - qrennaker - LibraryThing

This book is an informational/ biographical account of the work and life of Gregor Mendel who is known as the father of genetics. I found this book to be very well done and simple enough for even ... Read full review

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User Review  - jordan70 - LibraryThing

A must for science and biology classes, the graphs and scientific information can be used to reinforce or introduce concepts.Can also be used as a history book. The hand drawn and colored ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Cheryl Bardoe is a former senior project manager of exhibitions at the Field Museum in Chicago. She lives in Wallingford, Connecticut.
Jos. A. Smith is a well-known illustrator of numerous books for children. He is a professor of fine arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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