by Alvin Silverstein

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Children's Literature
What do elephants, seaweed, and humans have in common? They are all made up of cells�the "building blocks" of life. This well-written, comprehensive text in the "Science Concepts" series, introduces readers to the fascinating world of cells. The authors focus first on typical animal and plant cells, carefully describing the components and functions of both types of cells. Then they go on to discuss cell division, the stages of mitosis, the stages of meiosis, specialized cells (e.g., skin and lining cells, blood cells, messenger cells, connective cells, etc.), and the future of cell research (e.g., artificial cloning, stem cell research, and cell fusion). This thorough presentation includes detailed explanations, full-color photos, labeled diagrams, interesting sidebars, a lengthy glossary, a list of books for further reading, a list of Internet resources, and an index. In addition to learning about cell basics and fundamentals, readers can also explore new developments in cell research and get a feel for what the future of cell research may include. This introduction to cells is well organized, visually appealing, and quite interesting. It's a great reference tool for home or school. 2002, Twenty-First Century Books,
— Debra Briatico

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Twenty-First Century Books (CT)
Publication date:
Science Concepts Series
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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