From School Library Journal
Grade 7-10-Before Mendel's experiments with plants, there was only folk wisdom and the general acceptance that offspring-plant, animal, and human-resemble their parents. Even at the time of his death in 1884, Mendel's work was not widely known in the scientific community. This biography provides details of the scientist's life and his experiments as well as the political and social context of his times. Sidebars in some of the chapters are listed in the table of contents, making it easy to locate the discussion of such related topics as "Heredity before Mendel," "Mendel and Darwin," "Did Mendel Cheat?" and "The Human Genome Project." A two-page chronology tracks important events in his life and the vital contributions he made to the study of genetics. Black-and-white photographs, reproductions of artwork, and pages from the scientist's notebooks and manuscripts accompany the text.Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA
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"A great biography... I would suggest it as a resource for anyone interested in science or Gregor Mendel."--The Bloomsbury Review
"An excellent choice for young adults... a remarkable book. In a nice straightforward style Edward Edelson is able to tell the reader about the science of Gregor Mendel.... It would be enjoyed by high school students.... Indeed it is a book that should be handed round a Biology department and discussed by the faculty. I rate it as excellent."--Appraisal