De-extinction : the science of bringing lost species back to life / Rebecca E. Hirsch.

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  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Explores the pros and cons of de-extinction and the new science that makes it possible.
    • Content Notes:
      The last bucardo -- Resurrecting the mammoth -- Mammoth 2.0 -- From billions to zero -- The great passenger pigeon comeback -- Hopes and fears -- The frozen zoo.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-112) and index.
      Ages 13 to 18.
      Grades 9 to 12.
    • ISBN:
      9781467794909
      1467794902
    • Accession Number:
      2016019335
    • Accession Number:
      ocn956746055
      956746055
    • Accession Number:
      fay.527228
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HIRSCH, R. E. De-extinction : the science of bringing lost species back to life. [s. l.]: Twenty-First Century Books, 2017. ISBN 9781467794909. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527228. Acesso em: 6 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hirsch RE. De-Extinction : The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life. Twenty-First Century Books; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527228. Accessed July 6, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Hirsch RE. De-Extinction : The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life. Twenty-First Century Books; 2017. Accessed July 6, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527228
    • APA:
      Hirsch, R. E. (2017). De-extinction : the science of bringing lost species back to life. Twenty-First Century Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hirsch, Rebecca E. 2017. De-Extinction : The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life. Twenty-First Century Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527228.
    • Harvard:
      Hirsch, R. E. (2017) De-extinction : the science of bringing lost species back to life. Twenty-First Century Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527228 (Accessed: 6 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hirsch, RE 2017, De-extinction : the science of bringing lost species back to life, Twenty-First Century Books, viewed 6 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hirsch, Rebecca E. De-Extinction : The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life. Twenty-First Century Books, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527228.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hirsch, Rebecca E. De-Extinction : The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life. Twenty-First Century Books, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527228.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hirsch RE. De-extinction : the science of bringing lost species back to life [Internet]. Twenty-First Century Books; 2017 [cited 2020 Jul 6]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.527228

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 February #1

Could 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 2000, 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. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall

Advances in genetics allow scientists to consider the possibility of reviving extinct species. Hirsch delves deep into related topics, including evolution, mass extinction, reproduction, and genetic technologies. Case studies of animals such as woolly mammoths and passenger pigeons highlight the feasibility, as well as ethical considerations, of de-extinction. Detailed diagrams and illustrations step readers through the advanced material. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.