Body 2.0

The Engineering Revolution in Medicine

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Scientists are on the verge of a revolution in biomedical engineering that will forever change the way we think about medicine, even life itself. Cutting-edge researchers are working to build body organs and tissue in the lab. They are developing ways to encourage the body to regenerate damaged or diseased bone and muscle tissue. Scientists are striving to re-route visual stimuli to the brain to help blind people see. They may soon discover methods to enlist the trillions of microbes living in our bodies to help us fight disease. Learn about four strands of bioengineering—tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, neuroengineering, microbial science, and genetic engineering and synthetic biology—and meet scientists working in these fields.

Format Your Price Add
978-1-5415-2813-0
$27.99
978-1-5415-5241-8
$41.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Science, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Health and Human Body
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 96
Publication Date 2019-11-05
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN050010, YAN055000
Dewey 610.28
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1170
ATOS Reading Level 8.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 507303
Accelerated Reader® Points 4.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Starred Reviews

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020

Reviews

Booklist

“Young scientists need look no further for a solid introduction to engineering in biology and medicine. . . . [A] must-have for juvenile nonfiction collections.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“This compelling work of nonfiction about the science of improving the human condition would make an excellent addition to a career readiness or biology classroom library.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Hot and heady: an enticing calling card for researchers of tomorrow.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author: Sara Latta

Sara Latta has written several books for middle grade and YA readers, including Body 2.0: The Engineering Revolution in Medicine (Twenty-First Century Books, 2020); Black Holes: The Weird Science of the Most Mysterious Objects in the Universe (Twenty-First Century Books, 2018); Smash! Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe with the Large Hadron Collider (Graphic Universe, 2017), and Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know about 50 Famous Phobias (Zest Books, 2014). She lives in New York City with her husband and children. Visit her online at www.saralatta.com.

Eight Teen Nonfiction Books: One for Each Thing to be Thankful for This Fall Season

With autumn comes the change of weather, the start of school, and the holidays. One of the best ways to enjoy this time of the year is to cozy up with a new book! Below is a list of eight teen non-fiction titles that offer insightful perspectives about appreciating and being thankful for View →