Genes and DNA (Kingfisher Knowledge Series)

Genes and DNA (Kingfisher Knowledge Series)

by Richard Walker, Steve Jones
     
 

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Genes & DNA explores modern genetics, from an investigation of genes and their function, to forensics, therapy, and cloning.

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Genes & DNA explores modern genetics, from an investigation of genes and their function, to forensics, therapy, and cloning.

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Children's Literature
This book explores the intricate mysteries of this exciting science. From the basics of genes and their function as the code for life, through variations in families and inheritance, to the wide-ranging applications of DNA technology, one finds out how genes and DNA work. Walker investigates forensics, gene therapy, cloning, genetic engineering, and fascinating insights into the biology of the world around us. Stunning photographs and digital artwork capture the essence of each topic, while compelling text guides the reader through a wealth of information. Each chapter encourages the reader to discover more through links to the Web sites, books, and places to visit, and also suggests possible career opportunities. The book format is truly beautiful. A Foreword sets the stage for use of the book. There is a Summary at the end of each chapter—Genes and Inheritance, DNA: The molecule of Life, Genetic Technology. There is a Glossary and a very helpful Index. This book should be a first purchase on the subject. 2003, Kingfisher/Houghton Mifflin Company, Ages 10 up.
— Naomi Butler
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“This book should be a first purchase on the subject.” —Children's Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753456217
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
10/24/2003
Series:
Kingfisher Knowledge Series
Pages:
63
Product dimensions:
9.28(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Walker is an award-winning science writer and is the author of a wide range of books on the human body, biology and natural history. He has a BSc and PhD in zoology, and he spent several years teaching biology in London schools before becoming a full-time writer.

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