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The Resource Gregor Mendel : the friar who grew peas, by Cheryl Bardoe ; illustrated by Jos. A. Smith

Gregor Mendel : the friar who grew peas, by Cheryl Bardoe ; illustrated by Jos. A. Smith

Label
Gregor Mendel : the friar who grew peas
Title
Gregor Mendel
Title remainder
the friar who grew peas
Statement of responsibility
by Cheryl Bardoe ; illustrated by Jos. A. Smith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "How do mothers and fathers--whether they are apple trees, sheep, or humans--pass down traits to their children? This question fascinated Gregor Mendel throughout his life. Regarded as the world's first geneticist, Mendel overcame poverty and obscurity to discover one of the fundamental aspects of genetic science: animals, plants, and people all inherit and pass down traits through the same process, following the same rules. Living the slow-paced, contemplative life of a friar, Gregor Mendel was able to conceive and put into practice his great experiment: growing multiple generations of peas. From observing yellow peas, green peas, smooth peas, and wrinkled peas, Mendel crafted his theory of heredity--years before scientists had any notion of genes. Children will be inspired by Gregor's neverending search for knowledge, and his famous experiments are easy to understand as an introduction to genetics."--Publisher's website
  • Presents the life of the geneticist, discussing the poverty of his childhood, his struggle to get an education, his life as a monk, his discovery of the laws of genetics, and the rediscovery of his work thirty-five years after its publication
Awards note
American Library Association Notables (2007); Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Honorable Mention (2007).
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bardoe, Cheryl
Dewey number
  • 576.5/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
LC call number
QH31.M45
LC item number
B37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
6.0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Joseph A.
  • Field Museum of Natural History
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geneticists
  • Mendel, Gregor
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Gregor Mendel : the friar who grew peas, by Cheryl Bardoe ; illustrated by Jos. A. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the Field Museum."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
62324390
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780810954755
Lccn
2005022957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
UMSL: Jean Craighead George Children's Science Collection.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)62324390
Label
Gregor Mendel : the friar who grew peas, by Cheryl Bardoe ; illustrated by Jos. A. Smith
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the Field Museum."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
62324390
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780810954755
Lccn
2005022957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
UMSL: Jean Craighead George Children's Science Collection.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)62324390

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