Epub ➟ De-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life Author Rebecca E Hirsch – Tactical-player.co.uk

De-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life This Well Conceived Science Title Introduces The Fascinating New Field Of De Extinction Starting With The Attempt To Clone The Recently Extinct Bucardo, The Book Explores How Science And Technology Might Be Used To Restore Lost Species, Looking At Current Examples Along With Theoretical Possibilities Descriptions Of Scientific Processes Are Clear And Succinct And Typically Reinforced With Useful Examples Mammoths And Passenger Pigeons Are Examined In Detail, And Several Other Animals And Some Plants Are Also Discussed Background About The Species And How They Became Extinct Smoothly Leads Into Information On What Steps Have Been Taken So Far To Restore Them, As Well As Future Possibilities Complex Concepts Such As Cloning And Genome Sequencing Are Explained Early On Readers Then Learn How They Have Been Applied Or Considered In Different Ways, Depending On The Species, Available Materials, And Other Factors The Broader Implications Of De Extinction Are Also Noted, Such As The Potential Impact Of Mammoths On Climate Change While The Technological Challenges Are Significant, The Author Also Raises The Influence Of Moral And Ethical Concerns And Potential Conflicts Involving Politics And Funding Visual Support Is Generally Effective It Includes Photographs Of Species And Scientists And A Couple Of Effective Cloning Diagrams, Though Only One Species Map The Content Is Current, With Status Updates As Recent As VERDICT An Excellent Overview Of An Intriguing New Topic Highly Recommended For Science Collections School Library Journal Journal Extinction Is Essentially A One Way Street Or Is It Though The Closest Scientists Have Come So Far To Bringing Back An Extinct Species Is A Newborn Bucardo A Kind Of Mountain Goat That Lived For Just Minutes, Hirsch Offers Strong Evidence That It S Only A Matter Of Time Before We Could Be Sharing The Planet With Passenger Pigeons, Tasmanian Tigers, And Even Mammoths But Not, Probably, Dinosaurs Once Again Although She Stirs In Accounts Of Extinctions Both Ancient And Modern, Along With Stories Of Success And Of Failure In Saving Critically Endangered Species, Her Descriptions Of How Genetic Material Is Preserved, Reconstructed From Scattered Fragments, Edited, And Transferred To Create Clones, Genetically Modified Organisms, And New Creatures Comes Out As A Dry If Relentlessly Informative Mix Frequent Photos And Diagrams Add Visual Enhancements To This Overview Arguments From Some Conservationists That De Extinction Is A Waste Of Resources That Could Be Worthily Spent In Saving Endangered Species Add Ethical Balance And Weighty Quantities Of Source Notes And Leads To Further Information At The End Add Considerable Research Value A Staid But Intellectually Stimulating Excursion Across One Of Modern Biology S Most Promising, And Controversial, Frontiers Kirkus Reviews JournalCould Woolly Mammoths Roam The Earth Again Following An Overview Of The Planet S Five Previous Mass Extinctions And Why Scientists Believe We Are In The Midst Of A Sixth Extinction, Hirsch Examines How Science Could Bring Back Some Of These Extinct Species She Explains The Limited Success Of Creating A Bucardo, A Kind Of Ibex That Went Extinct In , And How The Process Of De Extinction Injecting Extinct Animals DNA Into Somatic Cells Could Potentially Bring Back The Woolly Mammoth, Passenger Pigeon, And Other Once Abundant Species In This Detailed And Balanced Approach, The Author Considers Necessary Factors, Such As Viable Habitats And If Related Species Can Act As Parents, As Well As The Numerous Pros And Cons Of This Tremendous Undertaking Color Photos Illustrate Some Of The Species In Question And Depict Scientific Work Already In Progress Other Topics Include Why Jurassic Park Will Never Be A Reality, And How Frozen Zoos Are Collecting DNA Samples From Endangered Species A Thought Provoking STEM Title For Research And Debate Booklist JournalRebecca E Hirsch, PhD, Is The Author Of Numerous Books About Science, Nature, And Geography For Children She Lives With Her Husband And Three Children In State College, Pennsylvania You Can Visit Her Online At Rebeccahirsch

1 thoughts on “De-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life

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    My son used it for an 8th grade middle school essay.He received a 100% on his essay

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