The Code of Life

Contemporary Issues

Answering all the key questions and addressing all the major issues, this is an indispensable introduction to the science that is changing our world. Outlining the way in which our genetic structure works, it provides all the information necessary for readers to form their opinions on such important topics as gene therapy, genetic engineering, and genetically modified foods. Accessibly written, but based on expert knowledge and contemporary research, this book offers a step-by-step guide to the subject of genetics. The books covers: Mendel's Laws and their implications; the functions of genes; the structure of DNA; and the human genome and DNA manipulation. Illustrations and diagrams make difficult concepts easy to follow, while a useful glossary explains key terms and ideas. For students wishing to join the debates that will decide their future, this will prove a timely and authoritative handbook.

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Series Review: Contemporary Issues
"High school students will find this authoritative and concise series valuable for researching current issues. It provides an objective view in an organized, clear format that will appeal to those students. The ancillary materials ... enhance these worhwhile resources. Students seeking the latest information on controversial issues will use these titles frequently."
--Library Media Connection

Library Bound Book List: $42.47 / S&L: $31.85

Reading Level: 9

Interest Level: 9-12+

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-4488-1863-1
Author : Burton Guttman, Anthony Griffiths, David Suzuki
Copyright : 2011
Language : English
Category : Current Events, World History
Pages : 166
Trim : 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Dewey : 576.5
Subject : Current Events, World History
Binding : Library
BISAC : HEA000000, SCI000000, TEC000000, JNF051050
Detailed Table of Contents • Further Reading • Graphic Organizers • Source Notes • For Further Information Section • Sidebars • Index • Author Biography • Annotated Illustrations • Written by Experts • Web Sites • Glossary