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Bring back the king : the new science of de-extinction

Pilcher, Helen2016
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If you could bring back just one animal from the past, what would you choose? It can be anyone or anything from history, from the King of the Dinosaurs, T. rex, to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, and beyond. De-extinction - the ability to bring extinct species back to life - is fast becoming reality. Around the globe, scientists are trying to de-extinct all manner of animals, including the woolly mammoth, the passenger pigeon and a bizarre species of flatulent frog. But de-extinction is more than just bringing back the dead. It's a science that can be used to save species, shape evolution, and sculpt the future of life on our planet. In this book, scientist and comedy writer Helen Pilcher goes on a quest to identify the perfect de-extinction candidate.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2016.
Collation:
304 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Notes:
Radio tie-in.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781472912251 (hbk. :)
Dewey class:
660.65
Language:
English
BRN:
4032737
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