book cover of Woolly

Woolly

(2017)
The True Story of the de-Extinction of One of History S Most Iconic Creatures
A non fiction book by

 
 
The bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and The 37th Parallel tells the fascinating Jurassic Park--like story of the genetic restoration of an extinct species - the woolly mammoth. "Paced like a thriller... Woolly reanimates history and breathes new life into the narrative of nature" (NPR).

With his "unparalleled" (Booklist, starred review) writing, Ben Mezrich takes us on an exhilarating and true adventure story from the icy terrain of Siberia to the cutting-edge genetic labs of Harvard University. A group of scientists work to make fantasy reality by splicing DNA from frozen woolly mammoth into the DNA of a modern elephant. Will they be able to turn the hybrid cells into a functional embryo and potentially bring the extinct creatures to our modern world?

Along with this team of brilliant scientists, a millionaire plans to build the world's first Pleistocene Park and populate a huge tract of the Siberian tundra with ancient herbivores as a hedge against an environmental ticking time bomb that is hidden deep within the permafrost. More than a story of genetics, this is a thriller illuminating the real-life race against global warming, of the incredible power of modern technology, of the brave fossil hunters who battle polar bears and extreme weather conditions, and the ethical quandary of cloning extinct animals. This "rollercoaster quest for the past and future" (Christian Science Monitor) asks us if we can right the wrongs of our ancestors who hunted the woolly mammoth to extinction and at what cost?



Similar books by other authors

thumb
The Hangman's Daughter
(Hangman's Daughter, book 1)
Oliver Pötzsch

Used availability for Ben Mezrich's Woolly

Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 1-4328-4107-6 / 978-1-4328-4107-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2017 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 1-5011-3555-4 / 978-1-5011-3555-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive History's Most Iconic Extinct Creature
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 1-5011-3556-2 / 978-1-5011-3556-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2017 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 1-5011-7640-4 / 978-1-5011-7640-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive History's Most Iconic Extinct Creature
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA