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The Resource How to clone a mammoth : the science of de-extinction, Beth Shapiro

How to clone a mammoth : the science of de-extinction, Beth Shapiro

Label
How to clone a mammoth : the science of de-extinction
Title
How to clone a mammoth
Title remainder
the science of de-extinction
Statement of responsibility
Beth Shapiro
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Could extinct species like mammoths and passenger pigeons be brought back to life? The science says yes. In [this book], Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in 'ancient DNA' research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used--today--to resurrect the past"--Amazon.com
  • "Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used--today--to resurrect the past. Journeying to far-flung Siberian locales in search of ice age bones and delving into her own research--as well as those of fellow experts such as Svante Pääbo, George Church, and Craig Venter--Shapiro considers de-extinction's practical benefits and ethical challenges. Would de-extinction change the way we live? Is this really cloning? What are the costs and risks? And what is the ultimate goal? Using DNA collected from remains as a genetic blueprint, scientists aim to engineer extinct traits--traits that evolved by natural selection over thousands of years--into living organisms. But rather than viewing de-extinction as a way to restore one particular species, Shapiro argues that the overarching goal should be the revitalization and stabilization of contemporary ecosystems. For example, elephants with genes modified to express mammoth traits could expand into the Arctic, re-establishing lost productivity to the tundra ecosystem. Looking at the very real and compelling science behind an idea once seen as science fiction, How to Clone a Mammoth demonstrates how de-extinction will redefine conservation's future."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
591.68
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL88
LC item number
.S49 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
How to clone a mammoth : the science of de-extinction, Beth Shapiro
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reversing extinction -- Select a species -- Find a well-preserved specimen -- Create a clone -- Breed them back -- Reconstruct the genome -- Reconstruct part of the genome -- Now create a clone -- Make more of them -- Set them free -- Should we?
Control code
ocn891123548
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 220 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691173115
Lccn
2014049574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780691157054
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)891123548
Label
How to clone a mammoth : the science of de-extinction, Beth Shapiro
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reversing extinction -- Select a species -- Find a well-preserved specimen -- Create a clone -- Breed them back -- Reconstruct the genome -- Reconstruct part of the genome -- Now create a clone -- Make more of them -- Set them free -- Should we?
Control code
ocn891123548
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 220 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691173115
Lccn
2014049574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780691157054
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)891123548

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