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Woolly - The True Story of the Quest to Revive one of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures

Ben Mezrich

Science fiction becomes reality in this Jurassic Park-like story of the genetic resurrection of an extinct species—the woolly mammoth—by the bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and The 37th Parallel. "With his knack for turning narrative nonfiction into stories worthy of the best thriller fiction" (Omnivoracious), Ben Mezrich takes us on an exhilarating true adventure story from the icy terrain of Siberia to the cutting-edge genetic labs of Harvard University. A group of young scientists, under the guidance of Dr. George Church, the most brilliant geneticist of our time, works to make fantasy reality by sequencing the DNA of a frozen woolly mammoth harvested from above the Arctic circle, and splicing elements of that sequence into the DNA of a modern elephant. Will they be able to turn the hybrid cells into a functional embryo and bring the extinct creatures to life in our modern world? Along with Church and his team of Harvard scientists, a world-famous conservationist and a genius Russian scientist plan to turn a tract of the Siberian tundra into Pleistocene Park, populating the permafrost with ancient herbivores as a hedge against an environmental ticking time bomb. More than a story of genetics, this is a thriller illuminating the race against global warming, the incredible power of modern technology, the brave fossil hunters who battle polar bears and extreme weather conditions, and the ethical quandary of cloning extinct animals. Can we right the wrongs of our ancestors who hunted the woolly mammoth to extinction—and at what cost?

Science fiction becomes reality in this Jurassic Park-like story of the genetic resurrection of an extinct species—the woolly mammoth—by the bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and The 37th Parallel. "With his knack for turning narrative nonfiction into stories worthy of the best thriller fiction" (Omnivoracious), Ben Mezrich takes us on an exhilarating true adventure story from the icy terrain of Siberia to the cutting-edge genetic labs of Harvard University. A group of young scientists, under the guidance of Dr. George Church, the most brilliant geneticist of our time, works to make fantasy reality by sequencing the DNA of a frozen woolly mammoth harvested from above the Arctic circle, and splicing elements of that sequence into the DNA of a modern elephant. Will they be able to turn the hybrid cells into a functional embryo and bring the extinct creatures to life in our modern world? Along with Church and his team of Harvard scientists, a world-famous conservationist and a genius Russian scientist plan to turn a tract of the Siberian tundra into Pleistocene Park, populating the permafrost with ancient herbivores as a hedge against an environmental ticking time bomb. More than a story of genetics, this is a thriller illuminating the race against global warming, the incredible power of modern technology, the brave fossil hunters who battle polar bears and extreme weather conditions, and the ethical quandary of cloning extinct animals. Can we right the wrongs of our ancestors who hunted the woolly mammoth to extinction—and at what cost?
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Science fiction becomes reality in this Jurassic Park-like story of the genetic resurrection of an extinct species—the woolly mammoth—by the bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and The 37th Parallel. "With his knack for turning narrative nonfiction into stories worthy of the best thriller fiction" (Omnivoracious), Ben Mezrich takes us on an exhilarating true adventure story from the icy terrain of Siberia to the cutting-edge genetic labs of Harvard University. A group of young scientists, under the guidance of Dr. George Church, the most brilliant geneticist of our time, works to make fantasy reality by sequencing the DNA of a frozen woolly mammoth harvested from above the Arctic circle, and splicing elements of that sequence into the DNA of a modern elephant. Will they be able to turn the hybrid cells into a functional embryo and bring the extinct creatures to life in our modern world? Along with Church and his team of Harvard scientists, a world-famous conservationist and a genius Russian scientist plan to turn a tract of the Siberian tundra into Pleistocene Park, populating the permafrost with ancient herbivores as a hedge against an environmental ticking time bomb. More than a story of genetics, this is a thriller illuminating the race against global warming, the incredible power of modern technology, the brave fossil hunters who battle polar bears and extreme weather conditions, and the ethical quandary of cloning extinct animals. Can we right the wrongs of our ancestors who hunted the woolly mammoth to extinction—and at what cost?

Language:

English

Length:

6h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:20