Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414404654
  • ISBN-13: 9781414404653
  • DDC: 660.6
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released May 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Far from being a new branch of scientific discovery, biotechnology has been practiced for thousands of years; it affects everyday life in continuously evolving ways. Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science aims to explore this complex subject in a way that is understandable for students with an emphasis on real-world applications of biotechnology. It will explore the relationship between science (the natural world) and technology (the human-made world) and highlight its impact. Entries are separated into three volumes, each with a focus on a specific area of biotechnology impact:

  • Volume 1: Medicine (covers health applications
  • Volume 2: Agriculture (covers food, nature and the environment)
  • Volume 3: Industry (covers industrial uses)

Features include full-color custom illustrations, photographs, timeline, "Words to Know", a bibliography and an index.

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Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414401515 | ISBN-13: 9781414401515


"Here is another high-quality reference set from UXL. This is an affordable, must-have addition for all libraries. It is not only a good reference set, but it fills a gap in most collections and is fascinating to boot." --Library Media Connection, January 2008

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"Written to be accessible to middle school students, the reference will also be useful to high school and undergraduate students and their teachers, as well as general readers." --SciTech Book News, September 2007

— SciTech Book News

"This set introduces students to the science of biotechnology, the issues pertaining to biotechnology, and how the issues impact health, agriculture, and industry. The articles contain more than enough information to meet the needs of younger students as well as general readers." --Booklist, September 1, 2008

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