The Monk in the Garden by Robin Marantz Henig
The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics

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Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, this balanced, sensitive account of Gregor Mendel -- whose life has been held up as the archetypal story of a "forgotten genius" ahead of his time -- reveals a thoughtful man who through luck, persistence, and insight became known as the Father of Genetics.
 

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Robin Marantz Henig is the author of six books, including "A Dancing Matrix: How Science Confronts Emerging Viruses". She routinely writes about science & medicine for such publications as the "New York Times Magazine" & "USA Today". She lives in Maryland.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin. 224 pages
Genres: Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction

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A widely read horticultural textbook published in 1881 did cite Mendel’s work, but it was not until 1900 (16 years after his death) that Mendel’s paper was noticed by three scientists working in three different countries.

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Henig (A Dancing Matrix: How Science Confronts Emerging Viruses) divides the life and reputation of Gregor Mendel, the eponymous monk in the garden, into two acts, with a 35-year interlude between. Th

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