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Extreme Biology
ISBN: 9780753470503
Author: Green, Dan
Publisher: Kingfisher
Published: February 2013
Retail: $7.99    OUR PRICE: $1.99
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Binding Type: Paperback
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Annotation: Explains the more unusual concepts behind biology, including superbugs, epigenetics, synthetic life, and nanomedicine.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature - Biology
Dewey: 570
Lexile Measure: 1100
Series: Basher Science
Target Grade: 4-6
Grade level: 4-6
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 6.75" W
Grade level(s): 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Basher, Simon: - Artist and designer Simon Basher has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich color palette, his characters fill the gap between edgy manga and the cuteness of Hello Kitty. He lives in England.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall)
Text by Dan Green. A variety of biological concepts, primarily emphasizing cutting edge biotechnology, are conceptualized as anthropomorphized anime-like critters and presented in a field guide like format where definitions of each term emphasize unusual characteristics more than conventional scientific classifications. Oddly, both things and processes are turned into individual characters: "Superbug," "Genome," "Face Transplant," and "Polymerase Chain Reaction" get the same treatment. Glos., ind.