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The Resource Bring back the king : the new science of de-extinction, Helen Pilcher

Bring back the king : the new science of de-extinction, Helen Pilcher

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Bring back the king : the new science of de-extinction
Title
Bring back the king
Title remainder
the new science of de-extinction
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Helen Pilcher
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Language
eng
Summary
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 Bring Back the King, scientist and comedy writer Helen Pilcher goes on a quest to identify the perfect de-extinction candidate. Along the way, she asks if Elvis could be recreated from the DNA inside a pickled wart, investigates whether it's possible to raise a pet dodo, and considers the odds of a 21st century Neanderthal turning heads on public transport. Pondering the practicalities and the point of de-extinction, Bring Back the King is a witty and wry exploration of what is bound to become one of the hottest topics in conservation - if not in science as a whole - in the years to come
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Helen Pilcher is uniquely qualified to explain the cutting-edge science that makes the resurrection of extinct animals a very real possibility, while acknowledging the serious and funny aspects of giving a deceased animal a second chance to live. If you could bring back to life a person or animal, what would you choose? Pilcher highlights her own choices from eras gone, including the King of the Dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, and the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley
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10549218
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AU@
Dewey number
576
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Bloomsbury Sigma
Series volume
book eighteen
Target audience
adult
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the new science of de-extinction
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Bring back the king : the new science of de-extinction, Helen Pilcher
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-291) and index
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nc
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Contents
Introduction: Bringin' it back -- King of the dinosaurs -- King of the cavemen -- King of the Ice Age -- King of the birds -- King of Down Under -- King of Rock 'n' Roll -- Blue Christmas -- I just can't help believing -- New you see it ... -- P.S. -- Key references : a little less conversation, a little more reading
Control code
962057645
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781472912251
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962057645
Label
Bring back the king : the new science of de-extinction, Helen Pilcher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Bringin' it back -- King of the dinosaurs -- King of the cavemen -- King of the Ice Age -- King of the birds -- King of Down Under -- King of Rock 'n' Roll -- Blue Christmas -- I just can't help believing -- New you see it ... -- P.S. -- Key references : a little less conversation, a little more reading
Control code
962057645
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781472912251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962057645

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