Biotechnology 101 by Brian Robert ShmaefskyBiotechnology 101 by Brian Robert Shmaefsky

Biotechnology 101

byBrian Robert Shmaefsky

Hardcover | October 1, 2006

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What should the average person know about science? Because science is so central to life in the 21st century, science educators and other leaders of the scientific community believe that it is essential that everyone understand the basic concepts of the most vital and far-reaching disciplines. Biotechnology 101 does exactly that. This accessible volume provides readers - whether students new to the field or just interested members of the lay public - with the essential ideas of biotechnology using a minimum of jargon and mathematics. Concepts are introduced in a progressive order so that more complicated ideas build on simpler ones, and each is discussed in small, bite-sized segments so that they can be more easily understood. Biotechnology 101 provides an introduction to all the areas of biotechnology, covering such topics as: BLA History of the Science Behind Biotechnology BLThe Tools of Biotechnology BLBiotechnology Innovations BLPrincipal people of Biotechnology BLBiotechnology in Everyday Life BLEthical Issues of Biotechnology This short volume will enable students and lay people to understand the basics of one of the most important scientific fields of endeavor for the future.
Title:Biotechnology 101Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 1, 2006Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313335281

ISBN - 13:9780313335280

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"Shmaefsky addresses basic principles along with techniques, applications, and tools used in the science of biotechnology. He provides a historical overview of the origins of biotechnology and innovations used relating to agriculture, commercial manufacturing, consumer products, and medicine. Included is a selective but extensive listing of a diverse group of scientists, with each one's brief biography and role in contributing to the principles and development of biotechnology. Also provided is a glossary of terms, an annotated bibliography of print resources for books and references to articles, and Web sites on or relating to biotechnology. This book will interest those in all areas of the sciences, as well as engineering, legal, health, and medical professions. Biotechnology 101 is a volume in the series "Science 101," which provides a concise but easy understanding of the concepts of scientific research. Recommended. All levels."-Choice