Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk Dna And The Quest For Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, And Parachute Rope by Bridget HeosStronger Than Steel: Spider Silk Dna And The Quest For Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, And Parachute Rope by Bridget Heos

Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk Dna And The Quest For Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, And…

byBridget HeosIllustratorAndy Comins

Paperback | June 27, 2017

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"Clear focus, careful explanations, and a wealth of color photographs make this title inviting and accessible . . . and the kissin'-cute goats should entice quite a few readers to explore this project further."&nbsp- The Bulletin

Bridget Heos takes readers to the office of scientist Randy Lewis. In what sounds like science fiction, Lewis injects spider DNA into goats, then extracts what he needs from the goat's milk to make artificial spider silk, a nearly indestructible fiber that doctors might someday use to repair or replace ligaments or tendons in the human body. An enthralling exploration of modern genetics.
Bridget Heos has written twelve nonfiction books including What to Expect When You're Expecting Larvae . She lives in Kansas City, Missouri. www.authorbridgetheos.com Andy Comins is a photographer who specializes in portraiture and children's photography. He lives in California. www.andycomins.com
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Title:Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk Dna And The Quest For Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.27 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544932471

ISBN - 13:9780544932470

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Move over, Spider-Man. . . . Abundant photographs and a lively narrative make the topic accessible and almost lighthearted, and Heos lays groundwork for readers with a basic introduction to DNA and gene theory." - Publishers Weekly, starred review "A complex, controversial topic, positively presented." - School Library Journal "Clear focus, careful explanations with occasional repetition of denser information, and a wealth of color photographs make this title inviting and accessible. . . and the kissin'-cute goats should entice quite a few readers to explore this project further." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "