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By Carrie Friese

The wildlife is marked via an ever-increasing lack of different habitats, increasingly more species extinctions, and an entire diversity of latest sorts of dilemmas posed by means of worldwide warming. while, people also are operating to actively form this wildlife via modern bioscience and biotechnology. In Cloning Wild Life, Carrie Friese posits that cloned endangered animals in zoos take a seat on the apex of those developments, as people search a systematic way to environmental hindrance. 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 diverse 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 comparable practices in motion, in addition to attending educational and scientific meetings and interviewing scientists, conservationists, and zookeepers fascinated by cloning. eventually, she concludes that the act of recalibrating nature via technological know-how is what such a lot disturbs us approximately cloning animals in captivity, revealing that debates over cloning turn into, after all, a domain of political fight among diverse human teams. additionally, Friese explores the consequences of the social position that animals on the zoo play within the first place—how they're seen, fed on, and utilized by people for our personal wishes. a special learn uniting sociology and the learn of technology and know-how, Cloning Wild Life demonstrates simply how a lot bioscience reproduces and adjustments our principles in regards to the which means of lifestyles itself.

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