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The monk in the garden : the lost and found genius of Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics

Author: Robin Marantz Henig
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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A clear and engaging account of the life and times of the Moravian monk whose passion for numbers and painstaking work with pea plants laid the foundation for the modern science of genetics.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Gregor Mendel; Gregor Mendel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Marantz Henig
ISBN: 0618127410 9780618127412
OCLC Number: 1015716031
Description: viii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: Spring 1900 --
Act one: In the glasshouse --
Southern exposure --
Between science and God --
Breakdown in Vienna --
Back to the garden --
Crossings --
First harvest --
Eve's homunculus --
Flowering of Darwinism --
Garden reflections --
Full moon in February --
Interlude: Silence --
"My time will come" --
Act two: Synchronicity --
Mendel redux --
Monk's bulldog --
Death in Oxford --
Inventing Mendelism --
Statue in Mendelplatz --
Epilogue: Another spring.
Responsibility: Robin Marantz Henig.

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A clear and engaging account of the life and times of the Moravian monk whose passion for numbers and painstaking work with pea plants laid the foundation for the modern science of genetics.

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