Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas

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Harry N. Abrams, Aug 18, 2015 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 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  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Not only was Mendel the first geneticist, but he was the best earliest contributor to the development of the formal scientific method. He was the son of hard-working fathers, and before he became a ... Read full review

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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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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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