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Child's Garden of Verses

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ISBN-10: 0060282282

ISBN-13: 9780060282288

Edition: 2003

Authors: Robert Louis Stevenson, Barbara McClintock

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First published in 1885, poet and storyteller Robert Louis Steven-son's classic tribute to the lives of children has delighted readers for more than a century. From flying through the air on a swing to building an imaginary world out of blocks to being tucked into bed for a night of sweet dreams, A Child's Garden of Verses is a joyful celebration of imagination, wonder, and what it means to be a child. Lavishly illustrated by beloved artist Barbara McClintock, this new unabridged edition of these classic verses is sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of both young and old for years to come.
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/22/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 80
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

The American geneticist Barbara McClintock was trained as a botanist, receiving a Ph.D. in botany from Cornell University (1927). McClintock discovered anomalies in pigmentation and other features of corn (Zea Mays) that led her to question the prevailing model of the chromosome as a linear arrangement of fixed genes. Her model of the chromosome involved a process of "transposition." In this process, the chromosome released genes and groups of genes from their original positions (this subprocess is named "dislocation") and reinserted them into new positions. Although her original research was published in the 1930's and 1940's, it was not until research in molecular biology confirmed her…