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School Library JournalGr 6–9
These titles focus on how a discovery or an invention by one individual can lead to a chain reaction on the part of others. Each book profiles a specific discovery and then follows it through time to its current applications. For example, Mendel's Peas informs students about genetics and its many applications, including the Human Genome Project and genetic fingerprinting. Microscopes provides information on stem cells and their uses, as well as some of the controversies surrounding them. Morgan begins with the discovery of cells by Robert Hooke in the early 1660s and concludes with an explanation of regenerative medicine and how stem-cell research has transformed the medical field. Sea Urchins addresses cloning, from its beginnings in the 1890s to Dolly the sheep in 2003. The books feature clear, straightforward writing and bright and open layouts with colorful photographs and illustrations on every spread. Boxed areas offer specific quotes from scientists, highlight amazing facts, or answer specific questions. Each volume concludes with brief biographies of key individuals in the field.
—Maren OstergardCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.