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Rise of the necrofauna : the science, ethics, and risks of de-extinction

Author: Britt Wray; George M Church; David Suzuki Institute,
Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What happens when you try to recreate a woolly mammoth--fascinating science, or conservation catastrophe? In Rise of the Necrofauna, Britt Wray takes us deep into the minds and labs of some of the world's most progressive thinkers to find out the truth about de-extinction. She introduces us to renowned futurists like Stewart Brand and scientists like George Church, who are harnessing the powers of CRISPR gene  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Wray, Britt, author.
Rise of the necrofauna.:
Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, 2017.
(CaOONL)2017906049X
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Britt Wray; George M Church; David Suzuki Institute,
ISBN: 9781771641647 1771641649
OCLC Number: 973377678
Notes: "David Suzuki Institute."
Description: ix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / by George Church --
Introduction --
How is de-extinction done? --
Why is de-extinction important? --
What species are good contenders, and why? --
Why recreate the woolly mammoth? --
Can billions of passenger pigeons rebound, and should they? --
How might we regulate this new wilderness? --
Can de-extinction save species on the brink? --
Is some knowledge too dangerous?
Responsibility: Britt Wray ; foreword by George Church.

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A provocative look at the controversial new science of de-extinction and the ethical questions it raises.  Read more...
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"One of the most lucid and comprehensive reviews available of the controversial emerging field of de-extinction, offering a wonderful balance of fact, interview, analysis, and opinion. I will be Read more...

 
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