• Book

    • Mendel’s Legacy
      • Overview
      • About the author
    • Alfonso Lucifredi     

      Mendel’s Legacy

      At the Origin of Genetics

      • Overview
      • About the author


      Based on first-hand sources, this is the first Italian biography of Gregor Mendel, the founder of modern genetics.

      In the book we discover how Mendel, an Augustinian monk, carried out his studies at the Brno Abbey – from his observations of the orchard and the crossing of plants to the first authentic scientific study on the transmission of hereditary features. Thanks to his flawless research method and burning passion, Mendel was able to formulate laws that have withstood the test of time and are still the foundation of modern genetics. His story is one of meticulous experiments and great discoveries but also of disappointments and underachievements – in short, a perfect summary of the life of many scientists of past and present.

      About the author

      Alfonso Lucifredi is a naturalist and scientific journalistfrom Genova with Argentinian origins. He has been writing about Science, Nature and Travels for Italian and foreign magazines.

  • Book formats

    • Binding: Paperback
      Size: 12,5 x 19,5
      Pages: 160
      ISBN: 9788820386276
      Price: € 12,90

    Digital formats

    • epub
      ISBN: 9788820386900
      Price: € 9,99
    • Platform: Amazon
      ISBN: 9788820386900
    • Platform: Torrossa
      ISBN: 9788820393922
      Price: € 9,99