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Stronger Than Steel - (Scientists in the Field (Hardcover)) by Bridget Heos (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 79

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Series Title: Scientists in the Field (Hardcover)

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Age Range: 9-12 years

Book theme: Inventions

Author: Bridget Heos

Language: English

Street Date: February 26, 2013
TCIN: 77265440
UPC: 9780547681269
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-3565

Description

In Stronger Than Steel, readers enter Randy Lewis' lab where they come face to face with golden orb weaver spiders, and transgenic alfalfa, silkworm silk, and 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, strengthen parachute rope, and even tether an airplane to an aircraft carrier! Readers explore rapid advancements in the application of 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.

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