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Yount, Lisa

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Works: 83 works in 262 publications in 1 language and 27,928 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Encyclopedias  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Lisa Yount
Biotechnology and genetic engineering by Lisa Yount( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From cloning to DNA fingerprinting, the advance of research in genetics and development of new methods to alter genetic makeup are increasingly creating moral and ethical dilemmas. On one hand, genetic research might someday offer possible solutions to medical problems, such as AIDS and cancer, as well as to societal and global problems, such as crime and hunger. On the other hand, these advances open the door to abuse of the technology and may cause further problems, such as discrimination toward people with "inferior" genes and new forms of privacy invasion. In Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, author Lisa Yount examines the issues surrounding this changing role of genetic technology and how our society and our law-makers are attempting to deal with them."--Jacket
A to Z of women in science and math by Lisa Yount( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A to Z of Women in Science and Math profiles more than 150 women who throughout history and throughout the world have fought against stereotypes and in doing so have forged new discoveries and theories that have changed the way we view science. Each has had her own unique personal struggles that make her climb to scientific prominence all the more fascinating." "This book is a must-have resource for anyone interested in women's studies and the history of science. It contains a general bibliography; a visual chronology; four subject indexes that list women by field of study, country of birth, country of major scientific activity, and decade of birth; a comprehensive index; and 50 photographs depicting these remarkable women."--Jacket
Genetic engineering by Lisa Yount( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors debate the safety of genetically engineered products, the usefulness of gene-altered crops in the Third World, the safety and ethics of altering human genes, and the patenting of genes
Animal rights by Lisa Yount( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Animal Rights examines all sides of the debate regarding animal welfare in contemporary society. It covers the responsibilities of laboratories, farms, and businesses that use animals or animal products. Providing a broad overview and research guide to the topic, this volume helps readers define, understand, and research this topic."--Jacket
Cancer by Lisa Yount( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses the effects, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer."--Title page verso
Black scientists by Lisa Yount( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Afro-Americans who made important contributions to science despite racial prejudice and institutional barriers to black education and achievement. The professional achievements of 8 black scientists are described, as well as the event that led each to their particular field. George Washington Carver, Daniel Hale Lewis, Charles Richard Drew, & John P. Moon are among the scientists included. Reading about their accomplishments gives an insight into their eras & experiences. For each person there is a chronology & bibliography. Index. Part of the American Profiles series
Euthanasia by Lisa Yount( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays discuss euthanasia and the medical, legal, and ethical controversies surrounding it
Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia by Lisa Yount( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the debate over physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in the U.S., looking at various arguments for and against the practice; and includes a chronology, a list of key people in the history of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, a glossary, a guide to further research, and a selection of resource information
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek : first to see microscopic life by Lisa Yount( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the cloth merchant-turned-scientist who made many discoveries examining microsopic life
Cloning( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains twenty-seven essays that debate scientific, moral, and ethical issues related to cloning, discussing the science of cloning, the cloning of animals, cloning and the media, and human cloning and the law; and considering whether humans should ever be cloned
Antoine Lavoisier : founder of modern chemistry by Lisa Yount( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life of the Frenchman who is considered the founder of modern chemistry and biochemistry, because of his discovery of oxygen and his work on combustion and respiration
Twentieth-century women scientists by Lisa Yount( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes biographies of ten women who have made significant contributions to modern science, including Barbara McClintock, Katsuko Saruhashi, E. Margaret Burbidge, and Lydia Phindile Makhubu
William Harvey : discoverer of how blood circulates by Lisa Yount( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the man who discovered the circulation of the blood and the use of the heart as a pump
The ethics of genetic engineering( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays discuss the controversies surrounding genetic engineering covering such topics as genetically modified crops, altering human genes, and cloning
Patients' rights in the age of managed health care by Lisa Yount( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the growing influence managed care organizations have on the lives of people in the United States, focusing on the rising costs of care and the fear that reducing costs will deny ill people the care they need
How can domestic violence be prevented? by Lisa Yount( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many experts on domestic violence agree that emphasis should shift from punishing batterers to keeping the abuse from reoccurring -- or, better still, keeping it from ever starting. Ideas about the best way to prevent domestic violence, however, vary widely
Right to die and euthanasia by Lisa Yount( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the topic, a chronology of important events, an annotated bibliography, and other resources for conducting further research
Fighting bioterrorism( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After letters containing spores that carried the deadly disease anthrax sickened 21 Americans and killed five in October 2001, the government and the health care system have struggled to prepare for even more serious bioterrorist attacks-and argued fiercely about how best to do it. This anthology considers ways of handling smallpox attacks, attacks on agriculture or food, and other bioterror threats, as well as methods of preventing such terrible possibilities from happening
Does the Internet increase the risk of crime?( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pro and con viewpoints evaluate the importance of Internet crime and the effectiveness of measures used against it
Nikola Tesla : harnessing electricity by Lisa Yount( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nikola Tesla examines the life and accomplishments of this brilliant but enigmatic scientist, detailing the breakthroughs that made him legendary and the possible factors that led to his personal and financial decline. As an inventor, researcher, and engineer, Tesla was an important contributor to the fields of commercial electricity and electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His patents and theoretical work formed the basis of the modern cell phone, and fluorescent light, radio, television, radar, and neon signs are only a few of the everyday products that exist because of his contributions to science. Ironically, Tesla ended his life with very little, dying alone and nearly penniless in New York hotel"--Page 4 of cover
 
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