Should Scientists Pursue Cloning?

Should Scientists Pursue Cloning?

by Isabel Thomas
     
 

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What are scientists and doctors now capable of when it comes to cloning? Are there any ethical concerns about cloning seeds? What about animals? Humans? Are there benefits to cloning?

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What are scientists and doctors now capable of when it comes to cloning? Are there any ethical concerns about cloning seeds? What about animals? Humans? Are there benefits to cloning?

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410944702
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Sci-Hi: Science Issues Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile:
1060L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

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Meet the Author

Isabel Thomas studied Human Sciences at Oxford University before working in the wonderful world of children's publishing. She has written dozens of books for children and teenagers, and is a trained literacy tutor. Isabel lives in Cambridge, UK, with her husband and three rambunctious sons.

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