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Re-Creating the Cretaceous: A Tale of Survival, Rich, Kurt M. V.
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Author Name:    Rich, Kurt M. V.

Title:   Re-Creating the Cretaceous: A Tale of Survival

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    AuthorHouse 

ISBN Number:   1491807067 / 9781491807064

Seller ID:   ING9781491807064

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Throughout the 1970's and 80's, the United States and other nations conducted numerous scientific experiments intent upon recovering and then replicating the DNA genomes of animals whose lives had been extinct for a period of over tens of thousands up to several millions of years. With no guidelines to follow and, even worse, no external monitoring, many formerly extinct life forms were eventually cloned and successfully re-created, but with deadly and destructive results. Most of the nations involved in such devastating experiments, including the United States, promptly responded by enacting highly controversial laws prohibiting both the research into replicating the DNA and the revival of such extinct creatures. While some nations reacted by passing bans on such research for twenty-five to fifty years, the United States enacted a ban of only twenty years, due to expire on January 1st, 2015. Other nations, including many third world countries, openly resisted the pressure put upon them by the larger nations and opted out of enacting any type of restrictions. Sensing a shift in popular opinion during the two years preceding the expiration of the ban, the United States Congress began to conduct numerous hearings on the matter, including collecting the testimony of nearly one hundred fifty of the nation's most prominent geneticists and scholars. Among the group invited to testify before Congress was Nicholas P. Heinz III, a thirty-two year old paleogeneticist and chairman of the highly esteemed research firm, "BioGen," BioGenetics International Technologies, LLC, in Cupertino, California. One of the last witnesses called to testify, Heinz had hoped his impassioned testimony and detailed documentation of the myriad benefits derived from DNA genome research would help to continue the momentum gained from earlier witnesses and would sway the Congress into letting the ban expire without being renewed. From Kurt M. V. Rich, the author of the critically acclaimed historical novel 'Chasing the Golden Hoard: The Story of the Lydian Hoard, ' 'Re-Creating the Cretaceous' invites you to investigate the story of scientific wonders intermingled with greed, arrogance, subterfuge, and a quest for power far beyond the imagination of Hollywood.

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