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Hormonal - How Hormones Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, and Make Us Wiser (Paperback): Martie Haselton Hormonal - How Hormones Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, and Make Us Wiser (Paperback)
Martie Haselton 1
R215 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R39 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Provocative, ground-breaking and entertaining, the world’s leading expert on sexuality and the ovulation cycle reveals the hidden intelligence of hormones.

Did you know that at certain times of the month, women are inclined to dance more? Flirt more? Or that PMS may have evolved to remove boyfriends with unfit sperm? Why? Hormones.

Hormones help women choose mates, produce healthy offspring, raise them successfully, and, ultimately, make better decisions.

In this paradigm-shifting book, Martie Haselton explains how hormonal intelligence works – both its strengths and its weaknesses – and how women can track and understand their desires, fears and perceptions. By exploring the biological processes that profoundly influence our behaviour, Hormonal sets forth a radical, new understanding of women's bodies, one that sees hormonal cycles as adaptive solutions to genuine biological challenges.

This book will empower women everywhere to embrace their biology.

AQA A Level Biology Student Book 1 (Paperback): Pauline Lowrie, Mark Smith AQA A Level Biology Student Book 1 (Paperback)
Pauline Lowrie, Mark Smith
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Exam Board: AQA Level: AS/A-level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 AQA Approved Develop students' experimental, analytical and evaluation skills with contemporary and topical biology examples, practical assessment guidance and differentiated end of topic questions, with this AQA Year 1 student book (includes AS-level). - Provides support for all 12 required practicals with plenty of activities and data analysis guidance - Develops understanding with engaging and contemporary examples to help students apply their knowledge, analyse data and evaluate findings - Gives detailed guidance and examples of method with a dedicated 'Maths in Biology' chapter and mathematical support throughout to consolidate learning - Offers regular opportunities to test understanding with Test Yourself Questions, Differentiated End of Topic Questions and Stretch and Challenge Questions - Supports exam preparation with synoptic questions, revision tips and skills - Develops understanding with free online access to 'Test yourself' answers and an extended glossary.

An Introduction to Systems Biology - Design Principles of Biological Circuits, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Uri... An Introduction to Systems Biology - Design Principles of Biological Circuits, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Uri Alon
R1,221 Discovery Miles 12 210 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Praise for the first edition: "...superb, beautifully written and organized work that takes an engineering approach to systems biology. Alon provides nicely written appendices to explain the basic mathematical and biological concepts clearly and succinctly without interfering with the main text. He starts with a mathematical description of transcriptional activation and then describes some basic transcription-network motifs (patterns) that can be combined to form larger networks." - Nature "[This text deserves] serious attention from any quantitative scientist who hopes to learn about modern biology... It assumes no prior knowledge of or even interest in biology... One final aspect that must be mentioned is the wonderful set of exercises that accompany each chapter. ... Alon's book should become a standard part of the training of graduate students." - Physics Today Written for students and researchers, the second edition of this best-selling textbook continues to offer a clear presentation of design principles that govern the structure and behavior of biological systems. It highlights simple, recurring circuit elements that make up the regulation of cells and tissues. Rigorously classroom-tested, this edition includes new chapters on exciting advances made in the last decade. Features: Includes seven new chapters The new edition has 189 exercises, the previous edition had 66 Offers new examples relevant to human physiology and disease

IB Diploma - Biology for the IB Diploma Exam Preparation Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Brenda Walpole IB Diploma - Biology for the IB Diploma Exam Preparation Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Brenda Walpole
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This Exam Preparation Guide contains up-to-date material that matches the new 2016 IB diploma syllabus and offers support for students as they prepare for their IB Diploma Biology exams. The book is packed full of Model Answers, Annotated Exemplar Answers, Worked Examples and Hints to help students hone their revision and exam technique and avoid common mistakes. These features have been specifically designed to help students apply their knowledge in exams. This Exam Preparation Guide has been written in an engaging and student friendly tone making it perfect for international learners.

How Science Works - The Facts Visually Explained (Hardcover): Dk How Science Works - The Facts Visually Explained (Hardcover)
Dk 1
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Answering all your burning scientific questions, from what it means to be alive to why things explode, How Science Works explains science facts throughout amazing diagrams and infographics. Unlock the secrets of the universe, such as whether a robot takeover is possible, and marvel at the surprising simplicity of gravity. Dazzle your friends and family with answers to their everyday science questions such as; why do sirens change pitch as they pass by? How do planes stay in the air? Plus many more! Learn how to explain the mind-boggling concepts that eluded you at school, all the way through to more recent fascinating topics such as the discovery of the Higgs Boson- this really is science made simple.

Chasing the Sun - The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds (Paperback): Linda Geddes Chasing the Sun - The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds (Paperback)
Linda Geddes 1
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The full story of how our relationship with light shapes our health, productivity and mood.

'A sparkling and illuminating study, one of those rare books that could genuinely improve your life' Sunday Times

Since the dawn of time, humans have worshipped the sun. And with good reason. Our biology is set up to work in partnership with it. From our sleep cycles to our immune systems and our mental health, access to sunlight is crucial for living a happy and fulfilling life. New research suggests that our sun exposure over a lifetime - even before we were born - may shape our risk of developing a range of different illnesses, from depression to diabetes.

Bursting with cutting-edge science and eye-opening advice, Chasing the Sun explores the extraordinary significance of sunlight, from ancient solstice celebrations to modern sleep labs, and from the unexpected health benefits of sun exposure to what the Amish know about sleep that the rest of us don't.

As more of us move into light-polluted cities, spending our days in dim offices and our evenings watching brightly lit screens, we are in danger of losing something vital: our connection to the star that gave us life. It's a loss that could have far-reaching consequences that we're only just beginning to grasp.

Modeling the Dynamics of Life - Calculus and Probability for Life Scientists, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition):... Modeling the Dynamics of Life - Calculus and Probability for Life Scientists, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Frederick R. Adler
R834 R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Save R116 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Understand the role of mathematics in biology with MODELING THE DYNAMCICS OF LIFE: CALCULUS AND PROBABILTY FOR LIFE SCIENTISTS, 3E, International Edition! Designed to demonstrate the importance of mathematics in breakthroughs in epidemiology, genetics, statistics, physiology, and other biological areas, this mathematics text provides you with the tools you need to succeed. Modeling problems, review problems, and over 100 graphing calculator or computer exercises help you visualize and conceptualize key concepts.

The Cartoon Guide to Biology (Paperback): Larry Gonick, David Wessner The Cartoon Guide to Biology (Paperback)
Larry Gonick, David Wessner
R371 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From New York Times bestselling author Larry Gonick and Davidson College biology professor David Wessner comes this comprehensive and humorous cartoon guide to topics in biology. Did you faint when your middle school science teacher asked you to dissect a frog? Do you think DNA stands for "Don't Know the Answer"? Do you still cling to the belief that osmosis was the name of Ozzy Osbourne's last tour? If you said yes to any of these questions-or even if you didn't-then you need The Cartoon Guide to Biology. The latest from New York Times bestselling author Larry Gonick-writing with Davidson College biology professor David Wessner-is a hilarious and informative handbook to the science of life. From the inner workings of the cell, to the magic of gene expression, to the Krebs and Calvin cycles, to sexual and asexual reproduction, The Cartoon Guide to Biology uses simple, clear, humorous illustrations to make biology's most complex concepts understandable and entertaining. Whether you're peering into the microscope for the first time or brushing up after decades of de-evolution, this book has you covered.

Natural science: NQF 1: Facilitator guide - Electives - academic (Paperback): Natural science: NQF 1: Facilitator guide - Electives - academic (Paperback)
R375 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R62 (17%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
OCR A-Level Year 2 Biology A Workbook: Communication, homeostasis and energy (Topics 1-7) (Paperback): Jenny Wakefield-Warren OCR A-Level Year 2 Biology A Workbook: Communication, homeostasis and energy (Topics 1-7) (Paperback)
Jenny Wakefield-Warren 1
R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Exam Board: OCR Level: A-Level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2017 Create confident, literate and well-prepared students with skills-focused, topic-specific workbooks. Our Student Workbooks build students' understanding, developing the confidence and exam skills they need, whilst providing ready prepared lesson solutions. - Supplements key resources such as textbooks to adapt easily to existing schemes of work - Offers time-saving and economical lesson solutions for both specialist and non-specialist teachers - Provides flexible resource material to reinforce and apply topic understanding throughout the course, as classwork or extension tasks, or for revision - Creates opportunities for self-directed learning and assessment with answers to tasks and activities supplied online - Prepares students to meet the demands of the specification by practising exam technique and developing their literacy skills

Barron's AP Biology with CD-ROM (Paperback, Sixth Edition): Deborah T Goldberg Barron's AP Biology with CD-ROM (Paperback, Sixth Edition)
Deborah T Goldberg
R388 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R127 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Barron's AP Biology is one of the most popular test preparation guides around and a "must-have" manual for success on the Biology AP Test. In this updated book, test takers will find: Two full-length exams that follow the content and style of the new AP exam All test questions answered and explained An extensive review covering all AP test topics Hundreds of additional multiple-choice and free-response practice questions with answer explanations This manual can be purchased alone, or with an optional CD-ROM that includes two additional practice tests with answers and automatic scoring BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book or package will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online AP Biology test with all questions answered and explained. Want to boost your studies with even more practice and in-depth review? Try Barron's Ultimate AP Biology for even more prep.

Higher Biology Revision Guide - Success Guide for Cfe Sqa Exams (Paperback): John Di Mambro, Angela Drummond, Leckie & Leckie Higher Biology Revision Guide - Success Guide for Cfe Sqa Exams (Paperback)
John Di Mambro, Angela Drummond, Leckie & Leckie
R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Biology First Teaching: 2014, First Exam: 2015 Prepare to excel in your CfE Higher SQA exam with this Success Guide - the first choice for Scottish students! Prepare to excel in your CfE Higher Biology SQA examination with this Success Guide - the first choice for successful Scottish students! Success Guides really work because: * Topics in user-friendly sections help you plan your revision in bite-sized chunks * Quick Tests provide the practice that experts say is essential for effective recall * Top tips throughout ensure you know what the examiner will be looking for * Detailed guidance on the exam and Assignment will ensure that you know exactly what you need to do in the assessments * Examples throughout explain new ideas clearly

Dictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (Paperback): Paula Rees Dictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (Paperback)
Paula Rees
R1,126 R810 Discovery Miles 8 100 Save R316 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This dictionary is intended as a guide to the terminology used in a wide range of animal-related programmes of study including agriculture, animal care, animal management, animal production, animal welfare, veterinary nursing, wildlife conservation and zoo biology. In total it contains over 5,300 entries. It contains a wide range of terms used in the fields of veterinary science, physiology and zoology, as students whose primary interests are animal welfare or zoo biology also need to have some understanding of disease, how animal bodies function and how animals are classified. It also contains some legal terms, and reference to some legal cases, to help students understand how the protection, use and conservation of animals is regulated by the law. Some people, famous animals, literature and films have influenced the way we think about, and behave towards, animals. For this reason, the book includes references to important books about animals, famous animals who have starred in films or been the subject of scientific studies, along with short biographies of famous scientists and others who have studied animals or established conservation or animal welfare organisations.

Advances in Network Complexity (Hardcover): Matthias Dehmer, Abbe L. Mowshowitz, Frank Emmert-Streib Advances in Network Complexity (Hardcover)
Matthias Dehmer, Abbe L. Mowshowitz, Frank Emmert-Streib
R2,316 R1,633 Discovery Miles 16 330 Save R683 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A well-balanced overview of mathematical approaches to complex systems ranging from applications in chemistry and ecology to basic research questions on network complexity. Matthias Dehmer, Abbe Mowshowitz, and Frank
Emmert-Streib, well-known pioneers in the fi eld, have edited this volume with a view to balancing classical and modern approaches to ensure broad coverage of contemporary research problems.
The book is a valuable addition to the literature and a must-have for anyone dealing with network compleaity and complexity issues.

Quantitative Biological and Clinical Mass Spectrometry - An Introduction (Hardcover): Anthony I. Mallet Quantitative Biological and Clinical Mass Spectrometry - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Anthony I. Mallet
R1,290 R921 Discovery Miles 9 210 Save R369 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A basic overview of mass spectrometry relevant to life and health science applications, illustrated throughout with relevant case studies This introductory text provides information and assistance to new users of mass spectrometry (MS) working in clinical or biochemical fields who are faced with implementing and designing quantitative mass spectrometric assays for a variety of classes of molecules of biological interest. It presents a detailed discussion on how to optimize measurement parameters for a candidate reference quantitative analysis, including calibration procedures, sensitivity, reproducibility, speed of assay and compliance with regulatory authorities. Quantitative Biological and Clinical Mass Spectrometry uses examples where development has not been immediately successful but where unforeseen problems have arisen and describes the strategies used to solve these. Advances in addressing the very large numbers of clinical samples that arise on routine screening programs such as those involved in inborn errors of metabolism studies are discussed. Direct mass spectrometric based analyses applicable to point of care testing (POCT) situations are also covered. The book concludes with a short section on possible novel developments, bibliography, references, and a glossary of terms. Shows how the presence of false results can be detected and understood Describes the 'parts' of modern instruments from sample introduction through ionization, mass analysis and detection, and the variety of techniques of tandem mass spectrometry Discusses the requirement for specificity in an assay method Fully illustrated throughout Highly relevant to all key areas of mass spectrometric analysis Quantitative Biological and Clinical Mass Spectrometry appeals to those newly exposed to the use of combined chromatography and mass spectrometry for analysis of biological material and to scientists experienced in automated clinical analysis using immunoassays or who are new to mass spectrometry.

Life from an RNA World - The Ancestor Within (Paperback): Michael Yarus Life from an RNA World - The Ancestor Within (Paperback)
Michael Yarus
R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A majority of evolutionary biologists believe that we now can envision our biological predecessors not the first, but nearly the first, living beings on Earth. "Life from an RNA World" is about these vanished forebears, sketching them in the distant past just as their workings first began to resemble our own. The advances that have made such a pursuit possible are rarely discussed outside of bio-labs. So here, says author Michael Yarus, is an album for interested non-biologists, an introduction to our relatives in deep time, slouching between the first rudimentary life on Earth and the appearance of more complex beings.

The era between, and the focus of Yarus work, is called the RNA world. It is RNA (ribonucleic acid) long believed to be a mere biologic copier and messenger, that offers us this glimpse into our ancient predecessors. To describe early RNA creatures, here called ribocytes or RNA cells, Yarus deploys some basics of molecular biology. He reviews our current understanding of the tree of life, examines the structure of RNA itself, explains the operation of the genetic code, and covers much else all in an effort to reveal a departed biological world across billions of years between its heyday and ours.

Courting controversy among those who question the role of ribocytes citing the chemical fragility of RNA and the uncertainty about the origin of an RNA synthetic apparatus Yarus offers an invaluable vision of early life on Earth. And his book makes that early form of life, our ancestor within, accessible to all of us.

An Elegant Defense - The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives (Standard format, CD): Matt... An Elegant Defense - The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives (Standard format, CD)
Matt Richtel; Read by Fred Sanders
R696 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R205 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
OCR Biology 2: A-Level 2016 (Paperback): Tracey Greenwood, Kent Pryor, Lissa Bainbridge-Smith, Richard Allan OCR Biology 2: A-Level 2016 (Paperback)
Tracey Greenwood, Kent Pryor, Lissa Bainbridge-Smith, Richard Allan
R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Nanomaterials in Advanced Medicine (Hardcover): Hossein Hosseinkhani Nanomaterials in Advanced Medicine (Hardcover)
Hossein Hosseinkhani
R2,986 R2,093 Discovery Miles 20 930 Save R893 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A comprehensive and multidisciplinary review of the fundamental concepts and medical applications of nanomaterials development technology Nanomedicine offers a range of multi-interdisciplinary approaches and brings together the field of chemistry, pharmaceutical science, biology, and clinical medicines by focusing on design and preparation of biodegradable or non-biodegradable biomaterials for their biological, medical, and pharmaceutical applications. Nanomaterials in Advanced Medicine reviews the concepts and applications of the combination of the technology of biology and engineering that are emerging as an integral aspect of today's advanced medicine. Nanomedicine provides the technology for imaging, cancer treatment, medical tools, bone treatment, drug delivery, diagnostic tests, drug development, angiogenesis and aims to exploit the improved and often novel physical, chemical, and biological properties of materials at the nanometer scale. Designed to provide a broad survey of the field, Nanomaterials in Advanced Medicine is divided into three main sections: Nanophysics, Nanochemistry, and Nanomedicine. Each chapter describes in detail the most current and valuable methods available and contains numerous references to the primary literature. This important book: -Offers a field guide for biologists and physicians who want to explore the fascinating world of nanotechnology -Contains a comprehensive review of the topic from a noted expert in the field -Includes an introduction to nanotechnology and explores the synthesis, structure and properties of various types of nanobiomaterials -Bridges the gap between various aspects of nanomaterials? development technology and their applications Written for pharmaceutical chemists, biotechnologists, life scientists, materials scientists, polymer chemists, and biochemists, Nanomaterials in Advanced Medicine provides a must-have guide to the fundamental concepts and current applications of nanomaterials in the medical field.

Biology: A Global Approach (Paperback, 11th edition): Neil A. Campbell, Lisa A Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A Wasserman, Peter... Biology: A Global Approach (Paperback, 11th edition)
Neil A. Campbell, Lisa A Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A Wasserman, Peter V Minorsky, …
R1,614 R1,532 Discovery Miles 15 320 Save R82 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The 11th Edition of the best-selling Biology: A Global Approach sets students on the path to success in biology through its clear and engaging narrative, superior skills instruction, innovative use of art and photos, and fully integrated media resources to enhance teaching and learning.

To engage learners in developing a deeper understanding of biology, the 11th Edition challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of new hands-on activities and exercises in the text and online. Content updates throughout the text reflect rapidly evolving research, and new learning tools include Problem-Solving Exercises, Visualizing Figures, Visual Skills Questions, and more.

DNA - The Secret of Life, Fully Revised and Updated (Paperback): James Watson DNA - The Secret of Life, Fully Revised and Updated (Paperback)
James Watson
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Along with Francis Crick, James Watson was the discoverer of the double helix structure of the DNA molecule, realising both how it was able to reproduce itself and how, through its immense variety, it was able to pass on genetic instructions from one generation to the next. Their discovery paved the way for fifty years of explosive scientific achievement of extraordinary importance, both in strictly scientific terms and in its technological and social significance. From Dolly the sheep to GM foods to designer babies, science-related newspaper headlines have been dominated by the implications of their work. In DNA, now fully updated and revised to include new findings in gene editing, epigenetics and agricultural chemistry, as well as two entirely new chapters on personal genomics and cancer research, Watson tells the story of this pioneering research and its impact on the world in which we live, from its beginnings to the present day. This is the most comprehensive and authoritative exploration of DNA's impact - practical, social, and ethical - on our society and our world.

AQA AS/A-level Year 2 Biology Student Guide: Topics 5 and 6 (Paperback): Pauline Lowrie AQA AS/A-level Year 2 Biology Student Guide: Topics 5 and 6 (Paperback)
Pauline Lowrie
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Exam Board: AQA Level: A-level Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 Reinforce students' understanding throughout their course with clear topic summaries and sample questions and answers to help your students target higher grades. Written by experienced teacher Pauline Lowrie, our Student Guides are divided into two key sections, content guidance and sample questions and answers. Content guidance will: - Develop students' understanding of key concepts and terminology; this guide covers topics 5 and 6: energy transfers in and between organisms; organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments. - Consolidate students' knowledge with 'knowledge check questions' at the end of each topic and answers in the back of the book. Sample questions and answers will: - Build students' understanding of the different question types, so they can approach questions from topics 5 and 6 with confidence. - Enable students to target top grades with sample answers and commentary explaining exactly why marks have been awarded.

New A-Level Biology for 2018: OCR A Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice with Online Edition (Paperback): CGP Books New A-Level Biology for 2018: OCR A Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice with Online Edition (Paperback)
CGP Books; Edited by CGP Books
R479 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R43 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This fantastic CGP Complete Revision & Practice book has both years of OCR A A-Level Biology covered! It's fully up to date with the latest OCR A specifications and the perfect gateway to those top grades. Every topic is explained with straightforward study notes, helpful examples and full-colour diagrams. We've included plenty of practice questions and exam style questions (with detailed answers) - plus a section of mixed (synoptic) practice testing different parts of the course. To round things off there's a section of in-depth advice on Practical Skills. There's even a free Online Edition of the whole book - just use the code printed inside the book to access it on your PC, Mac or tablet. For even more practice don't miss our A-Level Biology Exam Practice Workbook (9781782949190).

AQA Biology A2 Student Book (Paperback, New Ed): Glenn Toole, Susan Toole AQA Biology A2 Student Book (Paperback, New Ed)
Glenn Toole, Susan Toole 2
R703 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R425 (60%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Covers everything you need for the AQA Biology AS specification, including the skills required for How Science Works and practical assessment. Learning Objectives clearly referenced to the specification throughout tell you exactly what you need to learn and understand in each topic. Includes activities to practice investigative skills with detailed notes on practical experiments. Extension materials also provide extra challenges, helping to develop key skills.

How to Clone a Mammoth - The Science of De-Extinction (Paperback): Beth Shapiro How to Clone a Mammoth - The Science of De-Extinction (Paperback)
Beth Shapiro 1
R269 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R51 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used--today--to resurrect the past. Journeying to far-flung Siberian locales in search of ice age bones and delving into her own research--as well as those of fellow experts such as Svante Paabo, George Church, and Craig Venter--Shapiro considers de-extinction's practical benefits and ethical challenges. Would de-extinction change the way we live? Is this really cloning? What are the costs and risks? And what is the ultimate goal? Using DNA collected from remains as a genetic blueprint, scientists aim to engineer extinct traits--traits that evolved by natural selection over thousands of years--into living organisms. But rather than viewing de-extinction as a way to restore one particular species, Shapiro argues that the overarching goal should be the revitalization and stabilization of contemporary ecosystems. For example, elephants with genes modified to express mammoth traits could expand into the Arctic, re-establishing lost productivity to the tundra ecosystem. 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.

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