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#393924 in Books Patricia C Mckissack 2010-02-01Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.50 x 5.50 x 1.00l, .69 #File Name: 0439929830192 pagesThe Clone Codes | File size: 32.Mb Patricia C. Mckissack, Fredrick McKissack, John McKissack : The Clone Codes #1 before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Clone Codes #1: 1 of 2 people found the following review helpful. I recommend this to young bright kids ages 12 to 15 or soBy the gunnerThe Clone Codes(2010)Clone Codes(2010)Don't be fooled by the cover art, the authors are talking about full haptic systems including tactile information, smell, etc.Virtual reality (VR) is a term that applies to computersimulated environments that can simulate places in the real world as well as in imaginary worlds. Most current virtual reality environments are primarily visual experiences, displayed either on a computer screen or through special
stereoscopic displays, but some simulations include additional sensory information, such as sound through speakers or headphones. Some advanced, haptic systems now include tactile information, generally known as force feedback, in medical and gaming applications.Users can interact with a virtual environment or a virtual artifact (VA) either through the use of standard input devices such as a keyboard and mouse, or through multimodal devices such as a wired glove, the Polhemus boom arm, and omnidirectional treadmills. The simulated environment can be similar to the real world; for example, in simulations for pilot or combat training, or it can differ significantly from reality, as in VR games. In practice, it is currently very difficult to create a high-fidelity virtual reality experience, due largely to technical limitations on processing power, image resolution and communication bandwidth. However, those limitations are expected to eventually be overcome as processor, imaging and data communication technologies become more powerful and cost-effective over timeThe authors make use of vignettes, which may appear choppy to some readers, but it is a way to move a story along quickly, remember we are talking about a targeted audience of Young Adults (YA).I highly recommend this for the targeted audience of Young Adults and for educators who want to see the future of education.One warning: Since we are dealing with human clones, the reader needs to be old enough to have dealt with human reproduction, otherwise it would be confusing at best.Gunner May, 2010Addendum:There are certain "facts" listed at the end of the Clone Codes that I'd like to clarify:1st slaves were considered to be 3/5th of a human beings, this was a compromise for apportionment of the U. S. House of Representatives only. There was a struggle between slave owning States, mainly in the South and non-slave owning States mainly in the North as to how, or if, to count slaves, since the South considered slaves as property this was a compromise only. If was as if we today agreed to count toy poodles as 3/5ths of a person for apportionment purposes. Do I believe toy poodles are people? Well sometimes mine act like it.2nd Benjamin Franklin argued for a process to amend the U.S. Constitution. That is true. We need to follow that process, IMHO, when we believe that it needs changing. We need to cut out this Judicial "I'll interpret it like I want it to be" B.S. we can't be a Nation of Laws if we allow Judges to "find" new law from time to time, e.g. Have you ever heard the argument for Roe vs. Wade? It is founded on the right to privacy which stems from the Unlawful Search and Seizure provision of the Constitution if I understand it correctly. How absurd!Gunner June 1, 20100 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Five StarsBy KimArrived as promised0 of 1 people found the following review helpful. Couldn't put it downBy Lori KatzRarely do I read a book in one sitting but I couldn't put THE CLONE CODES down. The McKissacks have blended historical fiction into the future where clones and cyborgs are treated as slaves were before the emancipation proclamation. Leanna attends a virtual school. Never leaving the comfort of her home she puts on glasses and learns history by virtually living it. One day her mom is arrested for being part of a group trying to obtain human rights for clones and cyborgs and tells Leanna to run and get help. The first in a trilogy I'm already awaiting the second. Recommended for upper elementary-middle schoolers. In the year 2170 an underground abolitionist movement fights for the freedom of cyborgs and clones, who are treated no better than slavesThe Cyborg Wars are over and Earth has peacefully prospered for more than one hundred years. Yet sometimes history must repeat itself until humanity learns from its mistakes. In the year 2170, despite technological and political advances, cyborgs and clones are treated no better than slaves, and an underground abolitionist movement is fighting for freedom. Thirteen-year-old Leanna's entire life is thrown into chaos when The World Federation of Nations discovers her mom is part of the radical Liberty Bell Movement. From BooklistIn the year 2170, Leanna attends a school in Missouri that allows her to experience different time periods in history by virtually being there. Little does she know that she will soon be caught in a terrifying adventure, not unlike the slaves escape from barking hounds en route to Canada through the Underground Railroad that she just experienced in class. When Leannas mother is arrested for treason against the government, Leanna learns she is not a First, an original biological being. She is a clone in a society that enslaves and abuses them and must rely on the assistance of characters both living and historical to survive. The McKissacks slight story for younger readers packs a great deal of messaging, which will no doubt prove useful in classroom discussions of issues and themes but sometimes comes at the expense of the story. The science-fiction backdrop serves as a framework for issues of identity and societal prejudice but is not predominant in the reading experience. Grades 4-7. --Holly Koelling Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack has collaborated on many critically acclaimed books with her husband, Frederick L. McKissack. They live in St. Louis, Missouri. John McKissack is a licensed mechanical engineer. The Clone Codes marks his debut as a writer. John resides in Memphis, Tennessee.About the AuthorPatricia and Fredrick McKissack are the authors of numerous award-winning books, including REBELS AGAINST SLAVERY: AMERICAN SLAVE REVOLTS and BLACK HANDS, WHITE SAILS: THE STORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WHALERS, both Coretta Scott King Honor Books, and SOJOURNER TRUTH: AINT I A WOMAN? a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award. Patricia and Fredrick McKissack live in St. Louis, Missouri. John McKissack resides in Memphis, Tennessee.Patricia C.and Fredrick L. McKissack are the authors of numerous and acclaimed books, including REBELS AGAINST SLAVERY: AMERICAN SLAVE REVOLTS and BLACK HAND, WHITE SAILS: THE STORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WHALERS, both CSK Honor Books. They have also
collaborated on SOJOURNER TRUTH: AINT I A WOMAN?, a CSK Honor Book, winner of an NAACP Image Award, and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Award. For the first time this husband-wife team invites their grown son, John McKissack, a mechanical engineer, to join them as a technical advisor in the creation of this new series.The elder McKissacks live in St. Louis, MO. John lives in Memphis, TN with his wife, Michelle, and three sons, John, Everett and Peter.