By Emily Anthes

Considered one of Nature’s summer time e-book alternatives. one among Publishers Weekly’s most sensible Ten Spring 2013 Science Books.

For centuries, we’ve toyed with our creature partners, breeding canine that herd and hunt, housecats that appear like tigers, and teacup pigs that healthy snugly in our purses. yet what occurs once we take animal alteration a step extra, engineering a cat that glows eco-friendly less than ultraviolet gentle or cloning the loved relatives Labrador? technological know-how has given us a complete new toolbox for tinkering with lifestyles. How are we utilizing it?

In Frankensteins Cat, the journalist Emily Anthes takes us from petri dish to puppy shop as she explores how biotechnology is shaping the way forward for our bushy and feathered neighbors. As she ventures from bucolic barnyards to a “frozen zoo” the place scientists are storing DNA from the planet’s such a lot unique creatures, she discovers how we will be able to use cloning to guard endangered species, craft prosthetics to avoid wasting injured animals, and hire genetic engineering to provide farms with disease-resistant cattle. alongside the best way, we meet the various animals which are ushering during this incredible age of enhancement, together with sensor-wearing seals, cyborg beetles, a bionic bulldog, and the world’s first cloned cat.

Through her encounters with scientists, conservationists, ethicists, and marketers, Anthes unearths that whereas a few of our interventions should be trivial (behold: the GloFish), others may increase the lives of many species—including our personal. So what does biotechnology really mean for the world’s wild issues? And what do our courageous new beasts let us know approximately ourselves?

With prepared perception and her trademark spunk, Anthes highlights either the peril and the promise of our medical superpowers, taking us on an experience right into a international the place our grandest technology fiction fantasies are quickly turning into truth.

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How many animals can you find? DK READERS Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DK READERS, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children’s interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge. Learning to read Beginning to read • High-frequency words • Picture word strips • Labels to introduce and reinforce vocabulary • Word repetition, limited vocabulary, and simple sentences • Picture dictionary boxes • Longer sentences and increased vocabulary Beginning to read alone • Information boxes full of extra fun facts • Simple index Reading alone • More complex sentence structure • Information boxes and alphabetical glossary • Comprehensive index Proficient readers • Rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure • Additional information and alphabetical glossary • Comprehensive index With DK READERS, children will learn to readÑthen read to learn!

29 1 3 2 4 Lots of animals are camouflaged. They are hiding from you. How many animals can you find? 30 5 7 8 6 9 Here are the answers: 1: looper moth, 2: gecko, 3: orchid mantis, 4: flounder, 5: ptarmigan [TAR-mi-gun], 6: tree frog, 7: leaf insect, 8: thorn bug, 9: seal. 31 Glossary Eagle a large bird that hunts and eats smaller animals Fawn a baby deer Hare a large rabbit with long ears Insect a small animal with six legs Lions large, wild cats that live in Africa 32 Index American dipper 12 boar 9 butterfly 5, 16 camouflage 4, 30 chameleon 22-23 chinchillas 14 decorator crabs 21 eagle 29, 32 fawn 6, 32 hare 10, 32 insect 12, 13, 32 lion 27, 32 meerkat 28, 29 owl 10, 14 pipefish 18 stick insect 25 wolf 9 zebras 26 READERS My name is I have read this book Date ✔ READERS Animals have many ways to keep themselves safe and hidden.

In the dry desert, a meerkat sits up and sniffs the air. Its silver-brown fur matches the earth. eagle 28 An eagle flies overhead. The color of the meerkats’ fur makes it hard for the eagle to see them. 29 1 3 2 4 Lots of animals are camouflaged. They are hiding from you. How many animals can you find? 30 5 7 8 6 9 Here are the answers: 1: looper moth, 2: gecko, 3: orchid mantis, 4: flounder, 5: ptarmigan [TAR-mi-gun], 6: tree frog, 7: leaf insect, 8: thorn bug, 9: seal. 31 Glossary Eagle a large bird that hunts and eats smaller animals Fawn a baby deer Hare a large rabbit with long ears Insect a small animal with six legs Lions large, wild cats that live in Africa 32 Index American dipper 12 boar 9 butterfly 5, 16 camouflage 4, 30 chameleon 22-23 chinchillas 14 decorator crabs 21 eagle 29, 32 fawn 6, 32 hare 10, 32 insect 12, 13, 32 lion 27, 32 meerkat 28, 29 owl 10, 14 pipefish 18 stick insect 25 wolf 9 zebras 26 READERS My name is I have read this book Date ✔ READERS Animals have many ways to keep themselves safe and hidden.

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