Bring Back the King
The New Science of De-extinctionBook - 2016
If you could bring back just one animal from the past, what would you choose? It can be anyone or anything from the history 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, this work 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.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Sigma, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.
Branch Call Number: 591.68 PIL
Characteristics: 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: New science of de-extinction