Gregor Mendel The Friar Who Grew Peas by Cheryl Bardoe

Gregor Mendel The Friar Who Grew Peas

Written by Cheryl Bardoe
Illustrated by


Gregor Mendel The Friar Who Grew Peas by Cheryl Bardoe

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.

About the Author

Cheryl Bardoe was formerly Senior Project Manager of Exhibitions at the Field Museum of Chicago.Jos. A. Smith is the well-known illustrator of numerous books for children. He is a professor of fine arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where he has taught drawing, painting, and figure sculpture.

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32 pages


Cheryl Bardoe
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc. an imprint of Abrams

Publication date

31st August 2015



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