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The Resource Stronger than steel : spider DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope, Bridget Heos ; with photographs by Andy Comins

Stronger than steel : spider DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope, Bridget Heos ; with photographs by Andy Comins

Label
Stronger than steel : spider DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope
Title
Stronger than steel
Title remainder
spider DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope
Statement of responsibility
Bridget Heos ; with photographs by Andy Comins
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Spider Silk Scientists, readers enter Randy Lewis' lab where they come face to face with golden orb weaver spiders and genetically engineered goats, whose milk contains the proteins to spin spider silk--and to weave a nearly indestructible fiber. Learn how this amazing material might someday be used to repair or replace human ligaments and bones, improve body armor, strenghten parachute rope, and even tether an airplane to an aircraft carrier! Readers explore rapid advancements in the application of genetic medicine and their potential to save and improve lives while considering the crucial ethical concerns of genetic research. A timely addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series. "--
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Writing style
Illustration
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Provided by publisher
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10170994
Cataloging source
DLC
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Heos, Bridget
Dewey number
595.4/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
860L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
QL458.42.T48
LC item number
H46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 9
Reading level
6.2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Comins, Andy
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Scientists in the field series
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nephila maculata
  • Spider webs
  • Spider webs
  • Scientists
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Biology
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Inventions
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
spider DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope
Label
Stronger than steel : spider DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope, Bridget Heos ; with photographs by Andy Comins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 78) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
904847
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm.
Extent
79 pages
Isbn
9780547681269
Lccn
2012010992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780547681269
Label
Stronger than steel : spider DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope, Bridget Heos ; with photographs by Andy Comins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 78) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
904847
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm.
Extent
79 pages
Isbn
9780547681269
Lccn
2012010992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780547681269

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