Lerner BW, Lerner KL ed. Biotechnology. Cengage | Gale.; 2012.
2013 RUSA Book and Media Award Named an Outstanding Reference Source, the "highest award or honor for academic reference books and media." -- American Library Association (ALA)
2012 Booklist Editor's Choice "simple, engaging style… worldwide experts present authoritative and concise overviews… unbiased… visually appealing." -- Booklist. October 2012
"Life is ancient, grounded in the physics, chemistry, and evolutionary biology of earth. In contrast, today's biotechnology marshals new ideas and techniques with the potential to reshape the planet and now, life itself.
The historical development of biomedical technology, the fusion of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles, is deeply entwined with centuries of advances in medicine. Modern biotechnology is also unquestionably, a rapidly expanding field that promises important and rewarding work for generations of students. The problems facing the world in fighting hunger, pollution, and disease cry out for innovative scientific solutions. Accordingly, for many, biotechnology is a beacon toward engineering solutions, but for some, the manipulation of life offers a Siren song of peril." (continued) -- K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, eds. Cambridge, Mass. December, 2011.
- Global Issues: In Context (Online News Service)
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, (Advisors/ContributingEditors). Global Issues: In Context (Online News Service). Thomson (Reuters) / Cengage | Gale [Internet]. Published.
Global Issues in Context, an international news service and academic resource. In 2008 and 2009, K. Lee Lerner served as Editor-in-Chief and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner served as a senior editor for GIC content development. After launch of the online platform, K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner became news advisors and contributing editors for science and public health related issues
- Climate Change
Lerner BW, Lerner KL ed. Climate Change. Cengage | Gale; 2008.
”Timely… Clear… Concise.. Stunning…” An “excellent guide to a vitally important issue” Ref Rev. October 2008.
Editors’ introductions to books usually attempt to offer words of motivation designed to inspire readers toward their studies. For Climate Change: In Context, however, the editors wish to stand aside a bit and ask readers, especially students just beginning their serious studies of science, to carefully read the special introductions by Dr. Wallace S. Broecker (Newberry Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, recipient of the National Science Medal (1996), and member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the British Royal Society).and Thomas Hayden that immediately follow. Together, these introductions serve as exemplary primary sources (personal narratives from experts in the field of climate change) and as both elegant motivation to readers to carefully consider the issues and impacts of climate change, and eloquent calls to actively engage in the challenge of finding solutions.
In the wake of the stunning 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, Climate Change: In Context is one of the first reference books designed to attempt to explain the complexities of those reports..." "Science sometimes speaks truths we might not wish to hear, and at this time in human history science is speaking clearly, with a chorus of voices, that with regard to the human activities that drive climate change, it is now time to fuse our science and technology with our noblest qualities of caring, commitment, and sacrifice so that our children enjoy the pleasures of the good Earth." (continued) -- K. Lee Lerner & Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, editors. Paris, France. December 2007
- Infectious Diseases
Lerner BW, Lerner KL ed. Infectious Diseases. Cengage | Gale; 2008.
Outstanding Academic Title, 2009
“Exceptionally fine… Authoritative… Comprehensive.” American Library Asscciation. Choice, October, 2008.
"Humanity shares a common ancestry with all living things on Earth. We often share especially close intimacies with the microbial world. In fact, only a small percentage of the cells in the human body are human at all. We are vastly outnumbered, even within our bodies, by microbial life that can only be counted on the same scale as the vast numbers of stars in the universe. This is also an essential relationship, because humanity could not survive without an array of microflora that both nourish us and that provide needed enzymes for life processes.
Yet, the common biology and biochemistry that unites us also makes us susceptible to contracting and transmitting infectious disease." (continued) -- K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, editors Dublin, Ireland, July, 2007.