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To the sacred valley with Koko

To the sacred valley with Koko

by Ayyappan R. Nair (write a review)
Type: Print Book
Genre: Children, Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Price: Rs.670.00 + shipping
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Description of "To the sacred valley with Koko"

ENTERTAINING & EDUCATIONAL

Many of us have had a teacher that we will never forget. Their lessons have left a lasting imprint on our memories, not just for their clarity, but also how they engaged the students. The mystery novel, “To the Sacred Valley with Koko” is written for students from the sixth to twelfth grade. It is a blend of a gripping tale with scientific concepts in medicine and the life sciences to stimulate learning through entertainment.

The four attributes that stand out in the novel are:
1) a CAPTIVATING STORY
2) current ideas in MEDICINE and LIFESCIENCES are contextually integrated into the story,
3) beautifully hand-drawn cartoon illustrations of scenes in the story, and
4) sketches that bring life to scientific concepts.

"To the Sacred Valley with Koko” is a balanced mix of storytelling and discussions on modern concepts in the life sciences to encourage scientific curiosity.

About the author(s)

Dr. Ayyappan R. Nair, Ph.D., Heads Discovery Biology at DavosPharma, USA. In his prior life, he worked in academia as faculty in Amrita University (India) and held various positions in industry including, Anthem Biosciences (India), Bayer Healthcare (USA), Berlex Laboratories (USA), and Tranzyme Pharma (USA). Dr. Nair received his Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from Ohio University and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has published several research articles, and filed patents in the areas of molecular biology, oncology, drug discovery, and biology related technologies. He lectures in colleges and in schools and conducts science workshops for children to promote science in a way that is fun, and easy to learn. The workshops are a huge hit with the kids. It is this interest in education that prompted him to start writing a book series to communicate modern concepts and developments in the life sciences and medicine using ‘mystery fiction’ as the hook to initiate interest in reading the book. This book, ‘To the sacred valley with Koko’, his first, is possibly the first of its kind that discusses science in the context of mystery fiction.

Book Details
ISBN: 
9789387480872
Publisher: 
Self
Number of Pages: 
522
Dimensions: 
6 inch x 9 inch
Interior Pages: Black & White
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)
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