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The Resource Stronger than steel : spider silk DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope, Bridget Heos ; with photographs by Andy Comins

Stronger than steel : spider silk DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope, Bridget Heos ; with photographs by Andy Comins

Label
Stronger than steel : spider silk DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope
Title
Stronger than steel
Title remainder
spider silk DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope
Statement of responsibility
Bridget Heos ; with photographs by Andy Comins
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
595.4/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL458.42.T48
LC item number
H46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Scientists in the field
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Stronger than steel : spider silk DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope, Bridget Heos ; with photographs by Andy Comins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 78) and index
Control code
17318753
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm.
Extent
79 p.
Isbn
9780547681269
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012010992
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
Stronger than steel : spider silk DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope, Bridget Heos ; with photographs by Andy Comins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 78) and index
Control code
17318753
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm.
Extent
79 p.
Isbn
9780547681269
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012010992
Other physical details
col. ill.

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