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Double Helix: The Quest to Uncover the Structure of DNA (Science Quest)

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Trace the quest to solve the scientific riddle of how human traits are passed down from one generation to the next in this new book from National Geographic.

The story begins in 1856, when the scientist and monk Gregor Mendel begins experiments on pea plants, not knowing that he was about to unlock the first secrets of genetics and change our understanding of heredity forever.

Double Helix follows the path to understanding the mysteries of DNA—a twisting quest that will draw young readers into the stories of scientists like Crick and Watson and reveal the discovery's strange connection to the atomic bomb. Author Glen Phelan's accessible text will help readers understand how complex genetic codes distinguish every single individual on Earth. The book also explores the vast range of applications for this landmark biological discovery in areas such as medicine, law, and historical research.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.

Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. 

About the Author

Glen Phelan has been a teacher and editor, and has written of several books on a variety of science topics. Glen lives in the Chicago area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792255413
Author:
Phelan, Glen
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Subject:
History
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Science & Nature - Biology
Subject:
Dna
Subject:
DNA -- Research -- History.
Subject:
Science & Technology - Biology
Subject:
Childrens Science
Edition Description:
National Geographic
Series:
Science Quest
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
10.22x8.10x.38 in. .92 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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