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The Resource Rise of the necrofauna : the science, ethics, and risks of de-extinction, Britt Wray ; foreword by George Church

Rise of the necrofauna : the science, ethics, and risks of de-extinction, Britt Wray ; foreword by George Church

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Rise of the necrofauna : the science, ethics, and risks of de-extinction
Title
Rise of the necrofauna
Title remainder
the science, ethics, and risks of de-extinction
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Britt Wray ; foreword by George Church
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eng
Summary
"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 editing in the hopes of "reviving" extinct passenger pigeons, woolly mammoths, and heath hens. But we also hear from more cautionary voices, like those of researcher and award-winning author Beth Shapiro and environmental philosopher Thomas van Dooren. Through conversations with these and other thought leaders, Wray reminds us that de-extinction could bring just as many dangers as it does possibilities. What happens, for example, when we bring an "unextinct" creature back into the wild? How can we care for these strange animals and ensure their comfort and safety--not to mention our own and that of other creatures? By unpacking the many biological, technological, ethical, environmental, and legal questions raised by this fascinating new field, Wray offers a captivating look at the best and worst of resurrection science."--Dust jacket
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Wray, Britt
Dewey number
591.68
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL88
LC item number
.W73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Church, George M.
  • David Suzuki Institute
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  • Extinct animals
  • Extinct vertebrates
  • Rare animals
  • Endangered species
  • Wildlife reintroduction
  • Animal diversity conservation
  • NATURE / Animals
  • PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
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Rise of the necrofauna : the science, ethics, and risks of de-extinction, Britt Wray ; foreword by George Church
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"David Suzuki Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-283) and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Isbn
9781771641647
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • ocn973377678
  • (OCoLC)973377678
Label
Rise of the necrofauna : the science, ethics, and risks of de-extinction, Britt Wray ; foreword by George Church
Publication
Copyright
Note
"David Suzuki Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-283) 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
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?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Isbn
9781771641647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn973377678
  • (OCoLC)973377678

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