Resurrection Science

Resurrection Science

Conservation, De-extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things

Book - 2015
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In a world dominated by people and rapid climate change, species large and small are increasingly vulnerable to extinction. In Resurrection Science, journalist M. R. O'Connor explores the extreme measures scientists are taking to try and save them, from captive breeding and genetic management to de-extinction. Paradoxically, the more we intervene to save species, the less wild they often become. In stories of sixteenth-century galleon excavations, panther-tracking in Florida swamps, ancient African rainforests, Neanderthal tool-making, and cryogenic DNA banks, O'Connor investigates the philosophical questions of an age in which we "play god" with earth's biodiversity.
Publisher: New York City : St. Martin's Press, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781137279293
Characteristics: 266 pages ;,25 cm.


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Oct 18, 2015

If you would like to learn more about this book, check out the advertisement in the October 2015 issue of Scientific American, page 26 (bottom left panel).
Alternatively, go directly to the publisher`s (St. Martin`s Press) Web site:

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