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Summary & Study Guide - Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction

Summary & Study Guide - Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction

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Summary & Study Guide - Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction

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64 Seiten
40 Minuten
Herausgeber:
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Feb 9, 2018
ISBN:
9781988970042
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The Truth About De-Extinction

This book is a summary of “Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction,“ by Britt Wray.

Necrofauna is a term used by futurist Alex Steffen to refer to species that are extinct but have been recreated by the process of de-extinction.

In Rise of the Necrofauna, Britt Wray introduces us to renowned scientists who try to revive extinct species like woolly mammoths and passenger pigeons. She explains why de-extinction is important to our ecosystem but reminds us it could bring as many dangers as it does opportunities. By raising the many cultural, ethical, environmental, legal, social, and philosophical issues raised by this new science, Wray offers an enthralling look at the best and worst of de-extinction.

Read this book to discover the truth about de-extinction and how it might shape a better future for life.

This guide includes:
* Book Summary—helps you understand the key concepts.
* Online Videos—cover the concepts in more depth.
Value-added from this guide:
* Save time
* Understand key concepts
* Expand your knowledge
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Feb 9, 2018
ISBN:
9781988970042
Format:
Buch

Über den Autor

Lee Tang is a retired executive of a major global insurance company. Prior to his retirement, he has worked as an actuary, a risk officer and a chief financial officer for several major insurance organizations in the United States, Canada, and Taiwan. To learn more about Lee and his work, visit his website and blog at https://lmtpress.wordpress.com. You can reach him by email at leetang888@gmail.com.

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Summary & Study Guide - Rise of the Necrofauna - Lee Tang

The Truth About De-Extinction

Thia is a summary of Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction, by Britt Wray.

Necrofauna is a term used by futurist Alex Steffen to refer to species that were extinct but have been recreated by the process of de-extinction.

In Rise of the Necrofauna, Britt Wray introduces us to renowned scientists who try to revive extinct species ake woolly mammoths and passenger pigeons. She explains why de-extinction is important to our ecosystem but reminds us it could bring as many dangers as it does opportunities. By raising the many cultural, ethical, environmental, legal, social, and philosophical issues raised by this new science, Wray offers an enthralling look at the best and worst of de-extinction.

Read this book to discover the truth about de-extinction and how it might shape a better future for life.

This guide includes:

Book Summary—helps you understand the key concepts.

Online Videos—cover the concepts in more depth

Value-added from this guide:

Save time

Understand key concepts

Expand your knowledge

Important Note About This Guide

This guide is a summary and not a critique/review of the book. The summary may not be organized chapter-wise but summarizes the book’s main ideas, viewpoints, and arguments. It is NOT meant to be a replacement, but a supplement to help you understand the book’s key ideas and recommendations.

Title: Summary & Study Guide - Rise of the Necrofauna

Subtitle: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction

Author: Lee Tang

Publisher: LMT Press (lmtpress.wordpress.com)

Copyright © 2018 by Lee Tang

All rights reserved. Aside from brief quotations for media coverage and reviews, no part of this book may be reproduced or distributed in any form without the author’s permission. Thank you for supporting authors and a diverse, creative culture by purchasing this book and complying with copyright laws.

First Edition: February 2018

Issued in print and electronic formats.

ISBN 9781988970042 (ebook)

ISBN 9781985119710 (paperback)

ISBN 9781987063677 (paperback)

Limit of Liability/Disclaimer of Warranty: The publisher and author make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of these contents and disclaim all warranties such as warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. The website addresses in the book were correct at the time going to print. However, the publisher and author are not responsible for the content of third-party websites, which are subject to change.

To my wife, Lillian, who is the source of energy and love for everything I do, and to Andrew and Amanda: watching you grow up has been a privilege.

Table of Contents

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

Introduction

1. How Is de-Extinction Done

2. Why Is De-Extinction Important

3. What Species Are Good Contenders, and Why

4. Why Recreate the Woolly Mammoth

5. Can Billions of Passenger Pigeons Rebound, and Should They

6. How Might We Regulate This New Wilderness

7. Can De-extinction Save Species on the Brink

8. Is Some Knowledge Too Dangerous

Index

About the Author

Introduction

For centuries, passenger pigeons flew across North America in flocks, billions at a time. But by the end of the nineteenth century, the number of pigeons had dwindled. The last passenger pigeon died in Cincinnati Zoo on September 1, 1914.

In May 2011,

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