Stronger than steel : spider DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope
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Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013.
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79 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
Rating
860L
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Round Rock Public Library - Blue shelves (1st floor)  1 available
JNF 595.4 HEO

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Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780547681269, 9780547681269 (hardback), 0547681267
Accelerated Reader
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Level 6.2, 3 Points
Lexile measure
860

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Includes bibliographical references (page 78) and index.
Description
"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. "--,Provided by publisher.
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860L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader,6.2

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APA Citation (style guide)

Heos, B., & Comins, A. (2013). Stronger than steel: spider DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope . Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Heos, Bridget and Andy. Comins. 2013. Stronger Than Steel: Spider DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Heos, Bridget and Andy. Comins. Stronger Than Steel: Spider DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Heos, Bridget, and Andy Comins. Stronger Than Steel: Spider DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013.

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