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How to Build a Dinosaur: The New Science of Reverse Evolution

Authors: Horner, Jack & Gorman, James
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: SCI029000, SCI054000, SCI072000
ISBN: 9781101028711, Related ISBNs: 0452296013, 0525951040, 1101028718, 9780452296015, 9780525951049
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A world-renowned paleontologist reveals groundbreaking science that trumps science fiction: how to grow a living dinosaur.

Over a decade after Jurassic Park, Jack Horner and his colleagues in molecular biology labs are in the process of building the technology to create a real dinosaur.

Based on new research in evolutionary developmental biology on how a few select cells grow to create arms, legs, eyes, and brains that function together, Jack Horner takes the science a step further in a plan to "reverse evolution" and reveals the awesome, even frightening, power being acquired to recreate the prehistoric past. The key is the dinosaur's genetic code that lives on in modern birds- even chickens. From cutting-edge biology labs to field digs underneath the Montana sun, How to Build a Dinosaur explains and enlightens an awesome new science.

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