Field Guide to Little Known
Genetically Engineered Organisms
(Including Revisionary Interpretations
about Their Impact on World History)
By John C. Avise
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
107 pages, 5 7/8 x 8 1/4"
$14.95 Paper Original
The High-flow Cow (pictured on the front and back front covers) is just one of many remarkable organisms that could be created by the biotechnology industry. Here the author guides readers on a fascinating behind-the-scenes journey into the little-known world of genetic engineering. Not only are field marks, behaviors, habitats, and geographic ranges provided for 35 of the world’s most top-secret genetically engineered species, but so too are described the historical sagas and personal dramas behind each creature’s artificial manufacture. From Migratory Chickens and Marijuana-sniffing Dogs to Fire-retardant Trees, Square Tomatoes, and Oil-drinking Bacteria, the creatures described in this Field Guide give new meaning to the old adage that fiction is stranger than truth.
About the Author. John C. Avise is a Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California at Irvine, and a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition to hundreds of publications in scientific journals, has written a wide variety of textbooks and trade books, including an entirely serious treatise on the biotechnology industry entitled The Hope, Hype, and Reality of Genetic Engineering.”
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