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What do you have in common with a shark, a zebra, and a pine tree? All four of you are alive - and so all four of you are made up of cells. Cells perform amazing functions. An animal's muscle cells contract and expand in response to signals they receive from nerve cells, allowing the animal to run or jump. Plants' leaves contain cells that collect sunlight, which in turn provides energy for photosynthesis, the process by which plants create their own food. Well-known science authors Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn explore these and other cellular functions, from the simplest prokaryotes to the ten-foot-long neurons in a giraffe's neck. the authors also discuss how advances in cell research have led to artificial cloning, and how they are bringing scientists closer than ever to finding cures for serious diseases.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, 2009
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780761339342
Characteristics: 112 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Call Number: Y 571.6 SIL


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orykova Oct 25, 2014

A very great book for people interested in biology or studying it. This book is very informative, clearly explains the different organelles, cells, and cellular processes. It also looks at current research in cell biology. In my experience, I enjoyed and learned alot from this book.

Mar 17, 2010

A nice, short book that gives clear explanations of cell biology. Aimed towards children, it's still quite informative for adults. Worth reading.

Jan 17, 2010

The approach is typical of more recent books for children: factoidal and scattered. However, it is quite engaging and a good introduction to biology for pre- early teens.
A keen child will find that it raises more question than it answers and that it glosses too nonchalantly over many important details. Take advantage and complement with "Cells: Units of Life" by Barbara Tufty.


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Mar 17, 2010

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