The Science of Jurassic Park: and The Lost World: How to Build a Dinosaur

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How to build a dinosaur.

This book addresses the simple but exhilarating proposition: ‘if an insect which had bitten a dinosaur 85 million years ago had been preserved in amber, could modern scientists extract the DNA from the insect and use it to clone a dinosaur?’

Written in a way that is both authoritative and highly entertaining, The Science of Jurassic Park examines the scientific ideas that underpin the massively successful film.

Readers learn where to search for amber from the dinosaur age (hint: New Jersey or the Baltic States); how to identify DNA; and how a cloned dinosaur would learn to behave if none of its kind were around to teach it.

Genetics for the uninitiated!

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About the Author:

Rob DeSalle is a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and has isolated some of the world’s oldest DNA encased in amber.

David Lindley is a former editor of Science and Nature and author of the acclaimed End of Physics.

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'“A superb example of how to explain abstruse science in a riveting, unpatronising, enlightening way.”'
JOHN NAUGHTON 'The Times'

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