Woolly: The True Story Of The Quest To Revive One Of Historys Most Iconic Extinct Creatures

Woolly: The True Story Of The Quest To Revive One Of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures

Synopsis

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?

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Chapters

  • Woolly 01 Authors Note
    Duration: 34s
  • Woolly 02 Tile
    Duration: 35s
  • Woolly 03 Dedication
    Duration: 07s
  • Woolly 04 Part 1
    Duration: 07min
  • Woolly 05 Chapter 2
    Duration: 12min
  • Woolly 06 Chapter 3
    Duration: 07min
  • Woolly 07 Chapter 4
    Duration: 08min
  • Woolly 08 Chapter 5
    Duration: 08min
  • Woolly 09 Chapter 6
    Duration: 15min
  • Woolly 10 Chapter 7
    Duration: 17min
  • Woolly 11 Chapter 8
    Duration: 18min
  • Woolly 12 Part 2
    Duration: 18min
  • Woolly 13 Chapter 10
    Duration: 09min
  • Woolly 14 Chapter 11
    Duration: 16min
  • Woolly 15 Chapter 12
    Duration: 14min
  • Woolly 16 Chapter 13
    Duration: 15min
  • Woolly 17 Chapter 14
    Duration: 06min
  • Woolly 18 Part 3
    Duration: 16min
  • Woolly 19 Chapter 16
    Duration: 14min
  • Woolly 20 Chapter 17
    Duration: 20min
  • Woolly 21 Chapter 18
    Duration: 13min
  • Woolly 22 Chapter 19
    Duration: 07min
  • Woolly 23 Chapter 20
    Duration: 07min
  • Woolly 24 Part 4
    Duration: 12min
  • Woolly 25 Chapter 22
    Duration: 13min
  • Woolly 26 Chapter 23
    Duration: 07min
  • Woolly 27 Chapter 24
    Duration: 15min
  • Woolly 28 Chapter 25
    Duration: 13min
  • Woolly 29 Chapter 26
    Duration: 10min
  • Woolly 30 Chapter 27
    Duration: 20min
  • Woolly 31 Chapter 28
    Duration: 12min
  • Woolly 32 Chapter 29
    Duration: 11min
  • Woolly 33 Epilogue
    Duration: 18min
  • Woolly 34 Afterword
    Duration: 06min
  • Woolly 35 Credits
    Duration: 01min

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