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Author Kornfeldt, Torill, author.

Title The re-origin of species : a second chance for extinct animals / Torill Kornfeldt ; translated by Fiona Graham.

Publication Info. Melbourne, Australia : Scribe, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  591.68 KOR    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Lamanda Park Branch On Order.
Description 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
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Note Translation of: 'Mammutens ©®aterkomst'. First published: Sweden : Fri Tanke F©·orlag, 2016.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-242).
Contents Introduction: A whole new world -- 1. Summer in Siberia -- 2. Who wants to build a mammoth? -- 3. Zombie Spring -- 4. A winged storm -- 5. New kid on the block -- 6. The rhino that came in from the cold -- 7. 'It's not quite that simple' -- 8. God's toolkit -- 9. The growing dead -- 10. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck -- is it an auroch? -- 11. A wilder Europe -- 12. 'Most people would call this totally insane' -- 13. A chicken's inner dinosaur -- 14. The fine line between utopia and dystopia -- 15. A melting giant -- Conclusion: Life will find a way.
Summary From the Siberian permafrost to balmy California, scientists across the globe are working to resurrect all kinds of extinct animals, from ones that just left us to those that have been gone for many thousands of years. Their tools in this hunt are both fossils and cutting-edge genetic technologies. Some of these scientists are driven by sheer curiosity; others view the lost species as a powerful weapon in the fight to preserve rapidly changing ecosystems. It seems certain that these animals will walk the earth again, but what world will that give us? And is any of this a good idea? Science journalist Torill Kornfeldt travelled the world to meet the men and women working to bring these animals back from the dead. Along the way, she has seen the mammoth that has been frozen for 20,000 years, and visited the places where these furry giants will live again.
Subject Extinct animals -- Cloning.
Extinct animals -- Genetics.
DNA, Fossil.
Animal genetic engineering.
Animal diversity conservation.
Added Author Graham, Fiona (Translator of Swedish), translator.
Added Title Mammutens återkomst. English
ISBN 9781947534360 (US edition) $18.95
194753436X (US edition) $18.95
1925713067 (ANZ edition)
1911617222 (UK edition)
9781925693003 (e-book)
9781911617228 (UK edition)
9781925713060 (ANZ edition)

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