Biotechnology 101

Biotechnology 101

Book - 2006
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Provides an accessible introduction to one of the burgeoning areas of science and technology in the 21st century: biotechnology
What should the average person know about science? Because science is so central to life in the 21st century, science educators and other leaders of the scientific community believe that it is essential that everyone understand the basic concepts of the most vital and far-reaching disciplines. Biotechnology 101 does exactly that. This accessible volume provides readers - whether students new to the field or just interested members of the lay public - with the essential ideas of biotechnology using a minimum of jargon and mathematics. Concepts are introduced in a progressive order so that more complicated ideas build on simpler ones, and each is discussed in small, bite-sized segments so that they can be more easily understood.

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For students and general readers, Shmaefsky (biology, Kingwood College), a former industrial chemist in the biotechnology industry, presents an introduction to biotechnology, its definition and basic science, with primary focus on tools, innovations, and key figures. The volume devotes about a quarter of its text to this last section, providing brief biographies of figures such as Charles Darwin, James Watson, Louis Pasteur, Maxine Singer, Gregor Mendel, Alec Jeffreys, and many others. The list of references and other resources is annotated. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780313335280 (alk. paper)
0313335281 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 660.6 SHM
Characteristics: xiv, 251 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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