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Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope

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4 out of 5
Based on 127 Ratings and 47 Reviews

Book Description
In Stronger Than Steel, readers enter Randy Lewis' lab where they come face to face with golden orb weaver spiders, transgenic alfalfa, silkworm silk, and 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, strengthen parachu... More
Book Information
PublisherRandom House Books For Young Readers
BindingPaperback (6 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages80
ISBN-100544932471
ISBN-13978-0544932470
Publication Date06/27/2017
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About Bridget Heos (Author) : Bridget Heos is the author of 13 nonfiction YA books. Her first picture book is What to Expect When You're Expecting Larvae: a Guide for Insect Parents (and Curious Children,) ill. by Stephane Jorisch... more
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About Andy Comins (Illustrator) : Andy Comins is a published illustrator of children's books. A published credit of Andy Comins is The Frog Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series).
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