9780452296015

How to Build a Dinosaur : The New Science of Reverse Evolution

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  • ISBN13:

    9780452296015

  • ISBN10:

    0452296013

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/23/2010
  • Publisher: Plume

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Summary

Jack Horner and his colleagues in molecular biology labs are in the process of building the technology to create a real dinosaur.

Author Biography

Jack Horner is regents professor of paleontology at Montana State University, and probably the best-known paleontologist in the world. He is the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" award and the author of several books on dinosaurs.

James Gorman is deputy science editor of The New York Times.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Hell Greek
Time, Space, and Digging to the Pastp. 16
It's A Girl!
A Phegnancy Test for T. Rexp. 57
Molecules Are Fossils Too
Biological Secrets in Ancient Bonesp. 85
Dinosaurs Among Us
Chickens and Other Cousins of T. Rexp. 114
Where Babies Come From
Ancestors in the Eggp. 133
Wag the Bird
The Shrinking Backbonep. 165
Reverse Evolution
Experimenting With Extinctionp. 192
Appendix: Chickenosaurus Skeletonp. 215
Bibliographyp. 219
Acknowledgmentsp. 229
Indexp. 231
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