Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stronger than Steel

Heos, Bridget, and Andy Comins. Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk Dna and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope. , 2013. 

The book is about some scientists who have been studying spiders and their silk.  They have been trying to figure out different and more efficient ways to produce spider silk.  Some ways they used were goats milk and alfalfa leaves.
The writer style was scientific yet fun.  It made it easier to read.  It was still informational enough to be a scientific book yet easy enough to read that is a appropriate for younger students.
The pictures went along with the information really well.  They portrayed what the author was trying to say.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book but I really like spiders.  If someone doesn't like spiders I would not recommend it for them.  The information was really interesting and I think anyone middle school and up could read this book.

Reviewer:  DJ Reau

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