Should Scientists Pursue Cloning?

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This addition to the Sci-Hi series explains what cloning is and what scientists are trying to do with the knowledge and technology currently available. It also looks at the controversy surrounding cloning and asks whether concerns are legitimate or if the media has misled the public on what scientists are capable of. Finally, the book asks whether or not cloning is ethical.

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Overview

This addition to the Sci-Hi series explains what cloning is and what scientists are trying to do with the knowledge and technology currently available. It also looks at the controversy surrounding cloning and asks whether concerns are legitimate or if the media has misled the public on what scientists are capable of. Finally, the book asks whether or not cloning is ethical.

Sci-Hi is a visually stimulating series that takes learning science topics to a whole new level! Each title in the series explains an area of physical, fife, or earth and space science in a way that is both engaging and comprehensive. Features of the series include high-interest spreads, timelines, clearly explained scientific terms, and further information.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
This high-interest science book looks at genetics, reproduction, and cloning—the process of making an exact copy of a living thing. Cloning happens spontaneously in nature and is essential to our growth. The difference between cloning as a part of normal reproduction (common in plants), growth, and maturation and cloning that by-passes sexual reproduction is presented in simple language that treats this complex subject with clarity and objectivity. The many political, social, and scientific issues associated with cloning are introduced and discussed with even treatment of its advantages and disadvantages. The text is supported by color photographs and bright graphics. Sidebars add supporting or related information such as short biographies of leading scientists in the field, suggested science projects that can be done at home and descriptions of extinct or endangered species that might benefit from aspects of cloning. Definitions of words printed in bold text are found in the glossary. This book is one in the "Sci-Hi" series and concludes with a glossary, a list of related books and websites, suggested topics to research titled "Find Out More," and an index. Isabel Thomas' book would be a good addition to a middle school library or class on biology or social science. Reviewer: Hazel Buys
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410944702
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Sci-Hi: Science Issues Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 716,252
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

What Is Cloning? 4

Cloning in Nature 6

Artificial Cloning 8

From Farming to Pharming 14

Back from the Dead 20

Cloning Human Cells 26

Is Therapeutic Cloning Ethical? 30

Human Cloning 32

Cloning and the Media 38

Conclusion 40

Cloning Myths Busted! 42

Glossary 44

Find Out More 46

Index 48

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