Biotechnology - Third Edition

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Author(s): 
John E. Smith
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 
1997

 $20

ISBN 052144911-1
This is a excellent introductory book for a popular audience. It's clearly written (at the college freshman level), provides good (and broad) background in the field, and it does cover process technologies. We couldn't find any substantial inaccuracies. It has introductory chapters on intellectual property, safety, and bioethics. It is probably not appropriate as a text because it does not cover the subjects in enough depth. Also, it does have a British bias. Give this to a student who is just beginning, or to a friend who asks you what you do.

 

Reviewed by: 
Jim DeKloe

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