• How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn't Have to be Forever See large image

    How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn't Have to be Forever (CD-Audio) By (author) Jack Horner, By (author) James Gorman, Narrator Patrick Lawlor

    Currently unavailable

    We can notify you when this item is back in stock

    | Add to wishlist

    OR try AbeBooks who may have this title (opens in new window).

    Try AbeBooks
    Also available in...
    CD-Audio $38.27

    DescriptionIn movies, in novels, in comic strips, and on television, we've all seen dinosaurs--or at least somebody's educated guess of what they would look like. But what if it were possible to build, or grow, a real dinosaur without finding ancient DNA? Jack Horner, the scientist who advised Steven Spielberg on the blockbuster film "Jurassic Park" and a pioneer in bringing paleontology into the twenty-first century, teams up with the editor of the "New York Times"'s Science Times section to reveal exactly what's in store. In the 1980s, Horner began using CAT scans to look inside fossilized dinosaur eggs, and he and his colleagues have been delving deeper ever since. At North Carolina State University, Mary Schweitzer has extracted fossil molecules--proteins that survived 68 million years--from a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil excavated by Horner. These proteins show that T. rex and the modern chicken are kissing cousins. At McGill University, Hans Larsson is manipulating a chicken embryo to awaken the dinosaur within--starting by getting it to grow a tail and eventually prompting it to grow the forelimbs of a dinosaur. All of this is happening without changing a single gene. This incredible research is leading to discoveries and applications so profound they're scary in the power they confer on humanity. "How to Build a Dinosaur" is a tour of the hot rocky deserts and air-conditioned laboratories at the forefront of this scientific revolution.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for How to Build a Dinosaur

    Title
    How to Build a Dinosaur
    Subtitle
    Extinction Doesn't Have to be Forever
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jack Horner, By (author) James Gorman, Narrator Patrick Lawlor
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400111411
    ISBN 10: 1400111412
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 710
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 567.9
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000, SCI054000, NAT015000
    BIC subject category V2: WNA
    B&T Approval Code: B94500000, A59010200
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QE721.2.E85 H67 2009B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56650
    Thema V1.0: WNA
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    20 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    James Gorman is deputy science editor of the "New York Times" and editor of its Science Times section. Jack Horner is a regents professor of paleontology at Montana State University and the author or coauthor of several books on dinosaurs. An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor.
    Review quote
    ""The authors cover highly technical scientific fields in a manner accessible to lay audiences, who will be captivated by Audie Award nominee Patrick Lawlor's Mr. Wizard-like zeal."" ---Library Journal Audio Review