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Macmillan Children's Book

Basher Science: Extreme Biology

From Superbugs to Clones … Get to the Edge of Science

Basher Science

Author: Created & illustrated by Simon Basher

Basher Science: Extreme Biology

Basher Science: Extreme Biology

$9.99

About This Book

In Basher Science: Extreme Biology, artistic designer Simon Basher and writer Dan Green join neurophysiologist Dr. Mark Lythgoe to put modern biology under a microscope in this fun...

Page Count
64
On Sale
02/26/2013

Book Details

In Basher Science: Extreme Biology, artistic designer Simon Basher and writer Dan Green join neurophysiologist Dr. Mark Lythgoe to put modern biology under a microscope in this fun and fact-filled illustrated book for middle grade readers.

Learn about the amazing research that is revolutionizing biology, from advances in medicine to genetic engineering. Meet the world’s toughest bacterium and a biologically immortal flatworm whilst learning about epigenetics, superbugs, nanomedicine and cloning. Extreme Biology is a compelling guide to developments at the very forefront of science—a must-read for anyone wishing to understand, and engage with, modern biology.

From Superbugs to Clones…Get to the Edge of Science with such topics as:

• Hardcore Herd: Water bear, Conan the Bacterium, Planarian flatworm, Superbug (antibiotic-resistant microbes), Aliens
• Gene Genies: Gene (including DNA, RNA, Nucleotides), Gene expression, Protein, Prion, Genome, Epigenetics
• BioHacker Crew: Gene splicing, Recombinant DNA, Recombinant protein, Polymerase chain reaction, Genetically modified organism, Cloning, Gene machine, Shmeat (including tissue culture), Designer baby, Synthetic life, Biosafety (including bioethics)
• Bioscience Buddies/Drug Dudes: Nanomedicine, Monoclonal antibodies, Broad spectrum antiviral, Pharming (the use of genetic engineering to grow drugs), Biosensors
• Medical Mavericks: Face transplant, Regenerative medicine, Gene therapy (including DNA vaccine), Functional MRI

Imprint Publisher

Kingfisher

ISBN

9780753470503

In The News

“This engaging and informationl book presents new advancements in biology, while giving readers a description of each type of advancement with interesting facts. . . . With readable, playful language which presents the science in a vivid appealing way, readers will be able to have fun and have their interest piqued about these topics.” —Library Media Connection

“Irresistibly interesting. . . . The appeal of the illustrations and format is undeniable, and the personification of complex concepts and unique artwork will ensure that these lessons will stick with readers for quite a while.” —Booklist

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Basher Science: Extreme Biology

Basher Science: Extreme Biology

$9.99