The Resource The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Title
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Skloot
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping
Summary
Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization and gene mapping
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2010.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
  • Science Books and Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Science Book for High School Readers, 2011.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
340706
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skloot, Rebecca
Dewey number
616.02774
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lacks, Henrietta
  • Cancer
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • HeLa cells
  • Cancer
  • Medical ethics
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 574-615)
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
618 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410427922
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594134326
  • (OCoLC)666220228
Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 574-615)
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
618 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410427922
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594134326
  • (OCoLC)666220228

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