Download e-book for iPad: Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of by Carrie Friese

By Carrie Friese

ISBN-10: 0814729088

ISBN-13: 9780814729083

ISBN-10: 1479836389

ISBN-13: 9781479836383

The wildlife is marked by way of an ever-increasing lack of diversified habitats, increasingly more species extinctions, and a whole diversity of latest sorts of dilemmas posed via worldwide warming. even as, people also are operating to actively form this flora and fauna via modern bioscience and biotechnology. In Cloning Wild Life, Carrie Friese posits that cloned endangered animals in zoos sit down on the apex of those developments, as people search a systematic strategy to environmental predicament. usually fraught with controversy, cloning applied sciences, Friese argues, considerably impact our conceptualizations of and engagements with natural world and nature.
By learning animals at varied destinations, Friese explores the human practices surrounding the cloning of endangered animals. She visits zoos—the San Diego Zoological Park, the Audubon middle in New Orleans, and the Zoological Society of London—to see cloning and similar practices in motion, in addition to attending educational and scientific meetings and interviewing scientists, conservationists, and zookeepers all for cloning. eventually, she concludes that the act of recalibrating nature via technology is what such a lot disturbs us approximately cloning animals in captivity, revealing that debates over cloning develop into, in any case, a domain of political fight among varied human teams. additionally, Friese explores the results of the social position that animals on the zoo play within the first place—how they're considered, fed on, and utilized by people for our personal wishes. a different examine uniting sociology and the research of technology and know-how, Cloning Wild Life demonstrates simply how a lot bioscience reproduces and adjustments our rules concerning the that means of existence itself.

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