Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the by M. R. O'Connor

By M. R. O'Connor

**A Library Journal top publication of 2015 **
**A Christian technological know-how visual display unit best Ten publication of September**

In a global ruled by way of humans and swift weather switch, species huge and small are more and more at risk of extinction. In Resurrection Science, journalist M. R. O'Connor explores the extraordinary measures scientists are taking to aim and keep them, from captive breeding and genetic administration to de-extinction. satirically, the extra we interfere to save lots of species, the fewer wild they typically turn into. In tales of sixteenth-century galleon excavations, panther-tracking in Florida swamps, historic African rainforests, Neanderthal tool-making, and cryogenic DNA banks, O'Connor investigates the philosophical questions of an age within which we "play god" with earth's biodiversity.

Each bankruptcy during this superbly written booklet specializes in a different species--from the charismatic northern white rhinoceros to the notorious passenger pigeon--and the folks entwined within the animals' fates. Incorporating normal historical past and evolutionary biology with conversations with eminent ethicists, O'Connor's narrative is going to the guts of the human company: What may still we safeguard of barren region as we hurtle towards a destiny during which know-how is found in approximately each point of our lives? How do we co-exist with species while our lifestyles and their survival seem to be pitted opposed to one another?

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