Basher Science: Extreme Biology: From Superbugs to Clones … Get to the Edge of Science (Paperback)

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By Simon Basher, Simon Basher (Illustrator)
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Description


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

About the Author


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.

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.

Praise For…


“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



Product Details
ISBN: 9780753470503
ISBN-10: 0753470500
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication Date: February 26th, 2013
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Basher Science