Resurrection science: conservation, de-extinction and the precarious future of wild things
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Resurrection science: conservation, de-extinction and the precarious future of wild things

M R O'CONNOR


Resurrection science: conservation, de-extinction and the precarious future of wild things

M R O'CONNOR

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Résumé
**A Library Journal Best Book of 2015 ** **A Christian Science Monitor Top Ten Book of September** In a world dominated by people and rapid climate change, species large and small are increasingly vulnerable to extinction. In Resurrection Science, journalist M. R. O'Connor explores the extreme measures scientists are taking to try and save them, from captive breeding and genetic management to de-extinction. Paradoxically, the more we intervene to save species, the less wild they often become. In stories of sixteenth-century galleon excavations, panther-tracking in Florida swamps, ancient African rainforests, Neanderthal tool-making, and cryogenic DNA banks, O'Connor investigates the philosophical questions of an age in which we "play god" with earth's biodiversity. Each chapter in this beautifully written book focuses on a unique species--from the charismatic northern white rhinoceros to the infamous passenger pigeon--and the people entwined in the animals' fates. Incorporating natural history and evolutionary biology with conversations with eminent ethicists, O'Connor's narrative goes to the heart of the human enterprise: What should we preserve of wilderness as we hurtle toward a future in which technology is present in nearly every aspect of our lives? How can we co-exist with species when our existence and their survival appear to be pitted against one another?
Détails
Titre
Resurrection science: conservation, de-extinction and the precarious future of wild things
Auteur
Éditeur
Prix
29,99 $
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Anglais/English
Nombre de pages
272
Date de publication
2015-09-15
ISBN
9781137279293
Code Interne
1803751
Numéro de produit
275500119

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