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Stronger Than Steel
ISBN: 9780547681269
Author: Heos, Bridget/ Comins, Andy (PHT)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: February 2013
Retail: $18.99    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Annotation: "In The Spider Silk Scientists, readers enter Randy Lewis' lab where they come face to face with golden orb weaver spiders and genetically engineered goats, whose milk contains the proteins to spin spider silk--and to weave a nearly indestructible fiber.Learn how this amazing material might someday be used to repair or replace human ligaments and bones, improve body armor, strenghten parachute rope, and even tether an airplane to an aircraft carrier! Readers explore rapid advancements in the applicationof genetic medicine and their potential to save and improve lives while considering the crucial ethical concerns of genetic research. A timely addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series. "--
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Technology - Inventions
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature - Biology
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals - Insects, Spiders, Etc.
Dewey: 595.440
LCCN: 2012010992
Lexile Measure: 860
Series: Scientists in the Field (Hardcover)
Target Grade: 4-6
Grade level: 4-6
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 11.25" L x 0.50" W
Bargain Category: Science, Middle School, High School
Grade level(s): 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th