Maximum Ride by James Patterson

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Maximum Ride

by James Patterson


Maximum Ride: The Angel
Experiment



published in
2005


There are 6 books in the
series


Category
: young adult science
fiction


Themes
: family, love,
friendship,
cooperation/working
together, leadership, courage

James Patterson


Born in 1947 in NY


Earned Bachelor’s degree


Manhattan College & Master’s
degree


Vanderbilt University


Married

one son, Jack


Worked for 25 yrs. as a writer &
later CEO for advertising agency


First book published in 1976


Best known for his Alex Cross &
Women’s Murder Club adult
mystery series of books


Maximum Ride book series

1.
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

2.
Maximum Ride:
School’s Out
-
Forever

3.
Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other
Extreme Sports

4.
Maximum Ride: The Final Warning

5.
Maximum Ride: Max

6.
Fang

The Science of Genetics


Human Genome Project
: its purpose is to
identify every gene found in the human
body, possibly 100,000


Genes have become a
business
commodity


Genetic research needs technology


technology needs funding:
the rich and
powerful influence the advancement of
technology & research

Eugenics


Eugenics

= the ability to genetically
enhance
individuals
or races


There are numerous books, websites, &
foundations who are devoting
themselves to:



humanitarian eugenics
”:
a future
generation of good health, high
intelligence, & noble character”


No room for mistakes
: results of flaws
can’t be recalled or fixed


New diseases, cancer, or novel epidemics
might
inadvertently

be created through
genetic engineering


Playing God
:
redesigning & changing
what God created or what billions of yrs.
of evolution have made

DANGERS of genetic engineering

Understanding DNA


The main role of DNA
molecules is the long term
storage of information


A
gene

is a unit of
heredity and is a region of
DNA that influences a
particular characteristic

Heredity


The passing of traits from parents & ancestors to
the offspring


The study of heredity in called
genetics


Heredity traits are determined by
specific genes
:
height,
hair color, eye color,
weight,
skin color,
birth marks, shape of teeth, ear, nose & mouth,
right or left handed, intelligence & giftedness,
blood type, certain diseases, dimples, allergies,
colorblindness, etc.