How to Build a Dinosaur: The New Science of Reverse Evolution
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TheReadingMermaid - LibraryThing
The book goes over the potential of how to make a dinosaur in this day and age and the theory of how to do so. The entire first portion of the book is a recount of the history of dinosaurs and their ... Read full review
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I can't help but think if I actually finished this when I started it in summer of 2009 I might've found genetics/biochem sophomore year a lot more interesting and would've done better, but that's ... Read full review
THE HELL CREEK FORMATION
SINCE THE DINOSAURS
THE DIGGING BEGINS
THE SECOND EXCAVATION
INSIDE THE BONES
CHAPTERS TWO AND THREE
DISCOVERING FOSSIL MOLECULES
INTO DEEP TIME
A NEW VIEW OF DINOSAURS
THE DESCENT OF BIRDS
THE EVOLVING EMBRYO
HOW FEATHERS GROW
HAND TO WING
THE UNKNOWN TAIL
SHOULD WE DO IT?
IS IT DANGEROUS?