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The re-origin of species : a second chance for extinct animals

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Prince Rupert Library 578.68 Korn (Text) 33294002048668 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-08-22

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  • ISBN: 9781947534360
  • ISBN: 194753436X
  • ISBN: 9781925713060
  • ISBN: 9781911617228
  • Physical Description: print
    242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Melbourne, Australia : Scribe, 2018.

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General Note: Translation of: 'Mammutens återkomst'. First published: Sweden : Fri Tanke Förlag, 2016.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: A whole new world -- Summer in Siberia -- Who wants to build a mammoth? -- Zombie Spring -- A winged storm -- New kid on the block -- The rhino that came in from the cold -- 'It's not quite that simple' -- God's toolkit -- The growing dead -- If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck--is it an auroch? -- A wilder Europe -- 'Most people would call this totally insane' -- A chicken's inner dinosaur -- The fine line between utopia and dystopia -- A melting giant -- Conclusion: Life will find a way.
Summary, etc.: From the Siberian permafrost to balmy California, scientists across the globe are working to resurrect all kinds of extinct animals, from ones that just left us to those that have been gone for many thousands of years. Their tools in this hunt are both fossils and cutting-edge genetic technologies. Some of these scientists are driven by sheer curiosity; others view the lost species as a powerful weapon in the fight to preserve rapidly changing ecosystems. It seems certain that these animals will walk the earth again, but what world will that give us? And is any of this a good idea? Science journalist Torill Kornfeldt travelled the world to meet the men and women working to bring these animals back from the dead. Along the way, she has seen the mammoth that has been frozen for 20,000 years, and visited the places where these furry giants will live again.
Subject: Extinct animals -- Cloning
Extinct animals -- Genetics
DNA, Fossil
Animal genetic engineering
Animal diversity conservation

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