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Rise of the Necrofauna

The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction

By (author) Britt Wray
Foreword by George Church
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Greystone Books,Canada, Canada
Published: 15th Jun 2019
Dimensions: w 140mm h 216mm d 19mm
Weight: 386g
ISBN-10: 1771644729
ISBN-13: 9781771644723
Barcode No: 9781771644723
Synopsis
Taps into a growing, controversial science that brings to mind Jurassic Park but also explores the possibility of reviving ecosystems and even slowing climate change. Accessible, popular science. Wray is a scientist, but is trained in documentary storytelling and Science Communication, and able to distill complex ideas into an engaging narrative that any reader can follow. Wray provides an overview of the methods used in de-extinction, projects currently underway, and introduces readers to scientists working on it, but the overall focus is on the cultural, ethical, environmental, legal, social, and philosophical issues that de-extinction sets free into our world. Britt Wray is an engaging presenter. She works in radio and is very comfortable on TV as well. Here is a TEDx talk she gave https://youtu.be/DxJqJ9gTBlQ

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