Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - 10 edition

by Rebecca Skloot

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (ISBN10: 1400052181; ISBN13: 9781400052189)
ISBN13: 978-1400052189
ISBN10: 1400052181

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0307954473
ISBN10: 0307954471

Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells-taken without her knowledge-became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first ''immortal'' human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they would weigh more than 50 million metric tons-as ...show more much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb's effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Now Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the ''colored'' ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells; from Henrietta's small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia-a land of wooden slave quarters, faith healings, and voodoo-to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. Henrietta's family did not learn of her ''immortality'' until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. And though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family-past and present-is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of. Over the decade it took to uncover this story, Rebecca became enmeshed in the lives of the Lacks fa ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 10
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Broadway Books
Published: 03/08/2011
International: No

View Table of Contents



List Price: $16.00
Used $6.24
Used
Save $9.76 (61%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 10 hours and 50 minutes and it ships by Noon CT today!
New $11.20
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

More prices and sellers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (168)  |  New (36)  |  Like New (9)  |  Very Good (29)  |  Good (77)  |  Acceptable (17)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$6.24
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$11.20
+$3.99 s/h

New
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Brand new book. Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$9.83
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$2.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Savannah Goodwill
Savannah, GA
Seller Rating: 4.51
Good
$2.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Books4Cause il
Skokie, IL
Seller Rating: 4.43
2011 Paperback Good Great reading/study copy. May have highlights and/or notes. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
$2.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Books4Cause il
Skokie, IL
Seller Rating: 4.43
2011 Paperback Good Great reading/study copy. May have highlights and/or notes. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
$2.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Dream Books Company, LLC
Englewood, CO
Seller Rating: 4.6
2011 Paperback Good Used book with normal wear and tear and may contain writing. Stock photo may be different from actual book cover.
$2.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HawkingBooks
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Seller Rating: 4.51
1400052181 Meets the good condition guidelines. Has wear. Five star seller - Ships Quickly - Buy with confidence!
$3.45
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
TextbookRush
Grandview Heights, OH
Seller Rating: 4.63
All orders ship SAME or NEXT business day. Expedited shipments will be received in 1-5 business days within the United States. We proudly ship to APO/FPO addresses. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
$3.87
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
CheaperReader
Atlanta, GA
Seller Rating: 4.48
PAPERBACK Good 1400052181 covers and corners may show shelf wear used books may be missing software and or codes. spirals will show more wear because of nature of book.
$3.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Book Planet TX
Lubbock, TX
Seller Rating: 4.77
New York, New York, U.S.A. 2011 Paperback Very Good No marks or creases. Very clean copy.
$3.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
arcfoundationthriftstore
Ventura, CA
Seller Rating: 4.69
1400052181 Your purchase benefits those with developmental disabilities to live a better quality of life. minimal wear on edges and corners creasing on spine minimal stains on edges
Page:   < Previous   |     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close