The Resource Cats are not peas : a calico history of genetics, Laura Gould

Cats are not peas : a calico history of genetics, Laura Gould

Label
Cats are not peas : a calico history of genetics
Title
Cats are not peas
Title remainder
a calico history of genetics
Statement of responsibility
Laura Gould
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The chance acquisition of George, a very rare male calico kitten, sent Laura Gould on an unexpected and lengthy odyssey into the history of genetics. She thought she remembered that all calico cats were female. But why was that? And how did the rare exceptions like George occur? Gould's curiosity about her new cat's existence caused her to learn some basic genetics, to examine its history, and to explore cat folklore. The result is a thoroughly enjoyable and not too technical book narrated with inimitable grace and wit
  • In this story of an unrecognized chapter in the history of science, Gould takes us from ancient theories about inheritance and sex determination, through Mendel's famous experiments with his round and wrinkled peas, to speculations by Darwin and others about the rare male calicos. The struggles of early twentieth-century scientists to find and study rare male calicos in the hope of answering fundamental questions in the newly emerging field of genetics are explored in amusing detail
Biography type
contains biographical information
Dewey number
636.8/22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SF449.C34
LC item number
G68 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cats are not peas : a calico history of genetics, Laura Gould
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [199]-215
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  • zbnus
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Control code
000012355014
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 228 p.
Isbn
9780387947969
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
96018692
Other physical details
ill.
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.b17650756
System control number
  • C01108164087
  • (OCoLC)34731450

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