First published in 1932. The widespread influence of Gregor Johann Mendel’s work and his own remarkable destiny combine to arouse interest in the personality and the life of this investigator who, little known in his lifetime, was one of the pioneers of science. This comprehensive biography of the life and work of Mendel will be of great interest to historians and scientists.
Preface; 1. Home and Ancestry 2. Youth 3. The Königinkloster and the Augustinian Monastery 4. From Novice to High-School Teacher 5. Ploughed in an Examination 6. At the University of Vienna 7. Teacher at Brünn Modern School 8. The Research Period (1856-1871) 9. Forerunners 10. Crossing of the Pea 11. Experiments with Other Plants 12. Crossing of Hieracium 13. The Monograph and its Reception 14. Mendel and Nägeli 15. Mendel as Gardener and Beekeeper 16. Meteorological Studies 17. Prelate and Dignitary 18. The "Struggle for the Right" 19. Declining Years 20. Prelude to the Rediscovery of Mendel’s Work 21. Resurrection; Index
This set of volumes, originally published between 1900 and 1994, amalgamates research on Science and Technology in the Nineteenth Century, including studies on notable figures such as Gregor Johann Mendel, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Sir Humphry Davy. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, which will be of particular interest to students of history and the sciences.