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The synthetic age : outdesigning evolution, resurrecting species, and reengineering our world

Author: Christopher J Preston
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Imagining a future in which humans fundamentally reshape the natural world using nanotechnology, synthetic biology, de-extinction, and climate engineering. We have all heard that there are no longer any places left on Earth untouched by humans. The significance of this goes beyond statistics documenting melting glaciers and shrinking species counts. It signals a new geological epoch. In The Synthetic Age,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Preston
ISBN: 9780262037617 0262037610
OCLC Number: 1004013008
Description: xxv, 195 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Making new matter --
Repositioned atoms --
DNA on demand --
Artificial organisms --
Ecosystems to order --
Relocating and resurrecting species --
The evolutionary power of cities --
How to turn back the sun --
Remixing the atmosphere --
Synthetic humanity --
The transitional moment --
Afterword: A postcript on the wild.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Preston.

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Imagining a future in which humans fundamentally reshape the natural world using nanotechnology, synthetic biology, de-extinction, and climate engineering.  Read more...

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