A Mammoth Resurrection

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Author: Terry Oliver Mejdrich

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595252718

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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Just as Henry Thoreau, Charlie Johnson finds himself an alien to his contemporaries. On a quiet lake he finds solitude—some would suspect a place to heal or hide—and a purpose. But his predictable world is shattered when Sheriff Bodeman requires his tracking expertise. The object of the Sheriff’s search, a suspected serial killer known as The Skinner, carries a secret of immense importance. The search sets off a chain of events that quickly challenge not only Johnson’s survival skills, but also casts him into an unlikely alliance with a corporate executive and a young, out spoken woman deputy. He immediately trusts Jerry Koler, but his relationship with Lora Whitney gets complicated. He owes her his life, but her loyalties are unclear. Johnson has no idea something is missing from his life until he suddenly becomes the hunted, and is forced to come to terms with his own past. A critical turning point in his life becomes the focal point of all past events, even the death of an ancient mammoth. Two months earlier he knew Lora Whitney only by sight, and Jerry Koler, Chris Colby, and Maclin Ethek not at all…


Elephant sperm keeps well, but the mammoth has been extinct for at least 4000 years. But the mammoth remains a vividly real image: huge, with great curving tusks it is both utterly familiar and completely unknown.


Author: Richard Stone


ISBN: 1841155179

Category: Animals, Fossil

Page: 242

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This title describes a walk with a dinosaur, as two teams of scientists race to bring back to life the long-extinct woolly mammoth, using DNA from a frozen mammoth discovered in a cliff face in Northern Siberia. Advances in medical and scientific technology mean that the impossible is now theoretically possible: a mammoth can be cloned from a frozen, long-dead mammoth corpse. But it's not easy. No one knows for sure how long frozen mammoth sperm keeps. Elephant sperm keeps well, but the mammoth has been extinct for at least 4000 years. But the mammoth remains a vividly real image: huge, with great curving tusks it is both utterly familiar and completely unknown.

How to Clone a Mammoth

There is some good news for resurrected mammoths. If mammoths are brought back and introduced into a private park, whether that park is in the United States or in northeastern Siberia, these mammoths would not be regulated either as ...


Author: Beth Shapiro

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691209005

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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An insider's view on bringing extinct species back to life Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, an evolutionary biologist and pioneer in ancient DNA research, addresses this intriguing question by walking readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used to resurrect the past. Considering de-extinction's practical benefits and ethical challenges, Shapiro argues that the overarching goal should be the revitalization and stabilization of contemporary ecosystems. Looking at the very real and compelling science behind an idea once seen as science fiction, How to Clone a Mammoth demonstrates how de-extinction will redefine conservation's future.

De Extinction and the Genomics Revolution

Moreover, because the actual Lyuba remains are, to date, the best preserved yet found in the Arctic, she is often used to tease the possibility of eventual mammoth resurrection. In 2009, a National Geographic documentary explicitly ...


Author: Amy Lynn Fletcher

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030257897

Category: Social Science

Page: 84

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This book considers the cultural history and politics of de-extinction, an approach to wildlife conservation that seeks to use advanced biotechnologies for genetic rescue, crisis interventions, and even species resurrections. It demonstrates how the genomic revolution creates new possibilities for human transformation of nature and accelerates the arrival of the era of life-on demand. Fletcher combines a summative overview of the modern progress in biology and biotechnology that has brought us to this moment and evaluates the relationship between de-extinction and provocative contemporary ideas such as rewilding, eco-modernism, and the Anthropocene. Overall, the book contends that de-extinction, as reported in the public sphere, shifts between the demands of science and spectacle and draws upon our ongoing fascination with lost worlds, Frankenstein’s monster, woolly mammoths, and dinosaurs.

Bring Back the King

Meanwhile in the US, Harvard University geneticist George Church is stampeding ahead with the Woolly Mammoth Revival project. ... If you believe the news reports that followed, we are apparently 'on the verge of resurrection.


Author: Helen Pilcher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472912282

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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If you could bring back just one animal from the past, what would you choose? It can be anyone or anything from history, from the King of the Dinosaurs, T. rex, to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, and beyond. De-extinction – the ability to bring extinct species back to life – is fast becoming reality. Around the globe, scientists are trying to de-extinct all manner of animals, including the woolly mammoth, the passenger pigeon and a bizarre species of flatulent frog. But de-extinction is more than just bringing back the dead. It's a science that can be used to save species, shape evolution and sculpt the future of life on our planet. In Bring Back the King, scientist and comedy writer Helen Pilcher goes on a quest to identify the perfect de-extinction candidate. Along the way, she asks if Elvis could be recreated from the DNA inside a pickled wart, investigates whether it's possible to raise a pet dodo, and considers the odds of a 21st century Neanderthal turning heads on public transport. Pondering the practicalities and the point of de-extinction, Bring Back the King is a witty and wry exploration of what is bound to become one of the hottest topics in conservation – if not in science as a whole – in the years to come. READ THIS BOOK – the King commands it.

Ancient DNA

They claimed it is morally wrong to resurrect a mammoth or any other animal for entertainment: “Some people clearly just want to have . . All they want to do is put a mammoth in a zoo or a wildlife park,” said one molecular biologist.


Author: Elizabeth D. Jones

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300240122


Page: 280

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The untold story of the rise of the new scientific field of ancient DNA research, and how Jurassic Park and popular media influenced its development Ancient DNA research--the recovery of genetic material from long-dead organisms--is a discipline that developed from science fiction into a reality between the 1980s and today. Drawing on scientific, historical, and archival material, as well as original interviews with more than fifty researchers worldwide, Elizabeth Jones explores the field's formation and explains its relationship with the media by examining its close connection to de-extinction, the science and technology of resurrecting extinct species. She reveals how the search for DNA from fossils flourished under the influence of intense press and public interest, particularly as this new line of research coincided with the book and movie Jurassic Park. Ancient DNA is the first account to trace the historical and sociological interplay between science and celebrity in the rise of this new research field. In the process, Jones argues that ancient DNA research is more than a public-facing science: it is a celebrity science.

What s So Good About Biodiversity

The first step in all these resurrection projects is to sequence the genome of the extinct species. ... Mammuthus primigenius (woolly mammoth) did not disappear in most of its range until 10,000 years ago, with a vestigial population ...


Author: Donald S. Maier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400739918

Category: Philosophy

Page: 568

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There has been a deluge of material on biodiversity, starting from a trickle back in the mid-1980's. However, this book is entirely unique in its treatment of the topic. It is unique in its meticulously crafted, scientifically informed, philosophical examination of the norms and values that are at the heart of discussions about biodiversity. And it is unique in its point of view, which is the first to comprehensively challenge prevailing views about biodiversity and its value. According to those dominant views, biodiversity is an extremely good thing – so good that it has become the emblem of natural value. The book's broader purpose is to use biodiversity as a lens through which to view the nature of natural value. It first examines, on their own terms, the arguments for why biodiversity is supposed to be a good thing. This discussion cuts a very broad and detailed swath through the scientific, economic, and environmental literature. It finds all these arguments to be seriously wanting. Worse, these arguments appear to have consequences that should dismay and perplex most environmentalists. The book then turns to a deeper analysis of these failures and suggests that they result from posing value questions from within a framework that is inappropriate for nature's value. It concludes with a novel suggestion for framing natural value. This new proposal avoids the pitfalls of the ones that prevail in the promotion of biodiversity. And it exposes the goals of conservation biology, restoration biology, and the world's largest conservation organizations as badly ill-conceived.

Beyond Human

Resurrection. “Woolly mammoth to be brought back to life from cloned bone marrow within 5years.” You've probably read similar articles about mammoth carcasses fro- zen in Siberia. Each time one of these animals is unearthed there is a ...


Author: Erik Seedhouse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662435267

Category: Science

Page: 153

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Beyond Human is an informative and accessible guide for all those interested in the developing sciences of genetic engineering, bio printing and human cloning. Illustrating the ideas with reference to well-known science fiction films and novels, the author provides a unique insight into and understanding of how genetic manipulation, cloning, and other novel bio-technologies will one day allow us to redesign our species. It also addresses the legitimate concerns about “playing God”, while at the same time embracing the positive aspects of the scientific trajectory that will lead to our transhuman future.

De Extinction

35 Mason Inman, “Mammoths to Return? DNA Advances Spur Resurrection Debate,” National Geographic, June 25, 2007, ... 46 Lila Shapiro, “We May Resurrect the Mammoth Sooner Than You Think,” Huffington Post, December 18, 2015, ...


Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books ™

ISBN: 9781512439021

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 120

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In the twenty-first century, because of climate change and other human activities, many animal species have become extinct, and many others are at risk of extinction. Once they are gone, we cannot bring them back—or can we? With techniques such as cloning, scientists want to reverse extinction and return lost species to the wild. Some scientists want to create clones of recently extinct animals, while others want to make new hybrid animals. Many people are opposed to de-extinction. Some critics say that the work diverts attention from efforts to save species that are endangered. Others say that de-extinction amounts to scientists "playing God." Explore the pros and cons of de-extinction and the cutting-edge science that makes it possible.

Lost Feast

Mammoth flesh. Maybe we don't want to eat it, but it does still exist. These freezer-burnt remains lie in various ... are a lot of people out there who dream of living forever in a perfect future full of resurrected mammoths and dodos.


Author: Lenore Newman

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781773054063

Category: Nature

Page: 312

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A rollicking exploration of the history and future of our favorite foods When we humans love foods, we love them a lot. In fact, we have often eaten them into extinction, whether it is the megafauna of the Paleolithic world or the passenger pigeon of the last century. In Lost Feast, food expert Lenore Newman sets out to look at the history of the foods we have loved to death and what that means for the culinary paths we choose for the future. Whether it’s chasing down the luscious butter of local Icelandic cattle or looking at the impacts of modern industrialized agriculture on the range of food varieties we can put in our shopping carts, Newman’s bright, intelligent gaze finds insight and humor at every turn. Bracketing the chapters that look at the history of our relationship to specific foods, Lenore enlists her ecologist friend and fellow cook, Dan, in a series of “extinction dinners” designed to recreate meals of the past or to illustrate how we might be eating in the future. Part culinary romp, part environmental wake-up call, Lost Feast makes a critical contribution to our understanding of food security today. You will never look at what’s on your plate in quite the same way again.