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Solitude of a Humble Genius - Gregor Johann Mendel: Volume 1

Formative Years

Authors: Klein, Jan, Klein, Norman

  • The first of two volumes of a comprehensive biography
  • Sets the stage for a new interpretation of Mendel's achievements and personality
  • Richly illustrated with nearly 80 original drawings by Norman Klein
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About this book

Gregor Johann Mendel continues to fascinate the general public as well as scholars, the former for his life and the latter for his achievements. Solitude of a Humble Genius is a two-volume biography presenting Mendel in the context of the history of biology and philosophy, and in the context of the setting in which he lived and worked. In this first volume the authors set the stage for a new interpretation of Mendel’s achievements and personality. The period of Mendel’s life covered by this volume is critical to understanding why he saw what other biologists, including Charles Darwin, for example, didn’t. In searching for clues to Mendel’s thinking, the authors discuss at length the origin of his genes; the history of the region of his birth; they also spend a day and then the four seasons of the year with his family; and finally they examine the schooling he received, as well as the cultural and political influences he was exposed to.

An indispensible part of the work is Norman Klein’s artwork. In this first volume alone, it comprises nearly 80 original drawings and includes cartoons that enliven the narration, scenes from Mendel’s life, portraits, and plans and drawings of the cities and buildings in which he lived, studied, and worked.

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From the reviews:

“Jan Klein used many sources to research the subject, and the book is well footnoted, with notes at the ends of the chapters. … The book includes numerous figures, many based on photos, and a few charts. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (M. LaBar, Choice, Vol. 51 (8), April, 2014)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Prelude: Heredity, Sex, and Species: The Greek View

    Klein, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 1-44

  • Silesia and Moravia: Mendel’s Tortured Homeland

    Klein, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 45-74

  • The First Decade: The Childhood of a Farmer’s Son

    Klein, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 75-155

  • Johann Mendel’s Lehrjahre: The Second Decade

    Klein, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 157-189

  • The Third Decade: The Vow

    Klein, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 191-266

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-35254-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-35253-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42701-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solitude of a Humble Genius - Gregor Johann Mendel: Volume 1
Book Subtitle
Formative Years
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-35254-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-35254-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-35253-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42701-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 407
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