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Bring Back the King Audiobook

Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction

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If you could bring back one living being from the whole of the history of time, what would you choose? Comedian and former stem-cell biologist Helen Pilcher has thought about this problem - a lot.

In Bring Back the King, Helen explains the cutting-edge science that makes the resurrection of extinct animals a very real possibility and highlights her choices from eras gone by, from the king of the dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley. From dinosaurs to dodos, Neanderthals to rock legends, Bring Back the King explains how the burgeoning field of DNA science is being used to help resurrect not just individual animals but entire species from their stony graves.

Funny, intriguing and informative, Bring Back the King describes current initiatives and future plans to restore deceased animals and uses both science and willful irreverence to assess how these genetic Lazaruses might fare in their brave new world. Could a pet dinosaur be trained to roll over? Would Neanderthals enjoy opera? Could a returning dodo seek vengeance upon humanity?

Blending the very latest de-extinction technology with cloning, dinosaurs with rock legends, and hard-core popular science with plenty of gags, Bring Back the King is an audiobook that you will simply have to listen to.

©2016 Helen Pilcher (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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  • Twang
    SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States
    05/11/16
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    "Save your time. Save your money."

    Liberally laced with liberal pseudoscience drizzled over an extreme dislike for Humanity. Premise was wonderful but but in no uncertain terms does not deliver. Save your time. Save your money.

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