Who cloned my cat? [electronic resource] : fun adventures in biotechnology
- Reinhard, Renneberg.
- Singapore : Pan Stanford Pub., 2011.
- Physical description
- xiv, 178 p. : ill., ports.
- Will Biotech Banish Wrinkles Forever? The Breast Milk of Civilization The Little Roaring Mouse Expensive and Often Useless Computers on the Compost Heap Hanging on to Hangovers How Fidel Saved US Biotech Killing Nemo 007 and the Soup Stock Glow, Little Fish, Glow! Aspartame: Nothing but Sweetness "Irasshaimase, Baioteku" Vitamin C and the Fly Magic Bullets Against Cancer Helping Hands for Your Heart Nights on the Highway Doping? No, caterpillar fungus! Running Out of Phosphate Snowmax for the Alps? Praise for the Papaya Biochemical Bird Market One Pill for (Almost) Everything? Sterilized to Perfection A Tale About a Cold Biotech at the Barber's? Just as Long as It Catches Mice! Even Bacteria Grow Old Give Us This Day Our Daily... Mushroom The Moldy Monopoly Finding the Fountain of Youth Hong Kong and the Bird Flu The Gene Off Switch Going to the Dogs? Flipper Gets Artificially Fertilized Heavily Toxic Smart Medicines Digital Intestinal Bacteria Tamiflu Fever in Hong Kong Save the Wild Birds! Depression from Antidepressants? Mussel Extract Takes On Vioxx(R) Clone Trees That Glow in the Dark A Brief History of Ecstasy Snuppy, Made in Korea Molecular Laundresses My Own Private Genome? Goethe and the Caffeine The Cats and the Bird Flu Malaria on the Ropes Blue Jeans Bacteria Blues Academic Dog-Catching Fighting Infection with Beer The Secret of the Sour Barrels The "Red" Crystallographer Pasteur, Evildoer The Oil Guzzlers Are Coming Antibiotic Stinky White Fungus Praising Ginger Litmus and Hemp Another Spoonful of Red Wine? DNA Caps Take the Old One Was Mozart's Starling a Composer? Much Smoke About the Heart From Resignation to WHO "West Gelman" Eggs for Sale! DNA and My Ancestors The Chinese also Come from Africa Tanking Up with Corn Competition Is Good for Business Amino Acids, not Made in Japan! Busy Bees: It's All in Their Genes! Leeuwenhoek's Wee Beasties Genetic Engineering in Your Washer Yams and Cortisone Xylophagy in My Bookcase DNA Gunshots into the Sea Genetic Fingerprints Biofuel from Wood? Microbesoft?
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- Publisher's Summary
- "Science is fun!" Is the motto of this fun-filled book by Prof Reinhard Renneberg. Do you know that in Japan, washing machines have no "cooking program" thanks to enzyme detergents? How to make German-style beer from rice? How do you make real snow with dead frost-bacteria? Is using bio-ethanol as a car fuel going against our environment? How can you clone your neighbor's beautiful cat? How to eliminate breast cancer genes before a baby girl is born? Can the financial crisis be solved by breeding better stock market traders? How to measure the fitness of students? The questions are endless. Cartoonists Manfred Bofinger (Germany) and Ming Fai Chow (Hong Kong) here together with Prof Renneberg, created a fireworks of stories with funny cartoons, which are easily digestable for the layman reader but at the same time will interest even the specialists. Through this collection of inspirational short stories, you will get a complete picture of the latest advances in modern biotechnology with no technical jargons, no equations and no animals harmed!.
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- Publication date
- Reinhard Renneberg ; cartoons by Manfred Bofinger and Ming Fai Chow.
- Also available in print edition.
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.