Stronger Than Steel
Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
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An introduction to the field of genetics through the story of Randy Lewis and his work with golden orb weaver spiders and his subsequent creation of artificial spider silk that can be used to save and improve lives.
Bridget Heos is the author of thirteen young adult nonfiction books. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and three sons. Visit her website at www.authorbridgetheos.com.
"Move over, Spider-Man. . . . Abundant photographs and a lively narrative make the topic accessible and almost lighthearted, and Heos lays groundwork for readers with a basic introduction to DNA and gene theory."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review